Firefighters called to dishwasher blaze in fourth floor Ipswich flat

PUBLISHED: 22:47 28 July 2019 | UPDATED: 23:07 28 July 2019

Fire crews are attending a chip shop fire in Ipswich  Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fire crews are attending a chip shop fire in Ipswich Picture: PHIL MORLEY


Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze at a block of flats in Ipswich on Sunday night.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the flats at 177 Wherstead Road just after 10.22pm.

Nine crews were initially sent to the scene, but four appliances were stood down.

All other crews returned to their stations after it was established that the fire had been extinguished upon their arrival.

Crews included two from Ipswich East, two from Woodbridge, two from Princes Street, one from Holbrook, one from Felixstowe and one from Hadleigh.

A spokesman said: "The fire service was called to a high rise block of flats, for a dishwasher on fire on the fourth floor.

"The small fire within the dishwasher was out upon the crews arrival, and all appliances returned to their stations."

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