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Fire crews tackle 'quite aggressive' blaze at vintage car industrial unit

PUBLISHED: 15:31 01 February 2019 | UPDATED: 21:24 01 February 2019

Fire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

A blaze at an industrial unit holding vintage cars was tackled by more than 10 fire crews.

Fire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue ServiceFire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham, in College Lane, was the scene of commotion this afternoon as emergency services responded to the call.

Firefighters were called following reports a garage was “well alight” in College Lane at 1.48pm.

Crews from Woodbridge, Loddon, Harleston, Gorleston, Leiston, Great Yarmouth, Wentham, Halesworth and Beccles, as well as north and south Lowestoft, were at the scene of fire.

No-one was believed be inside the property at the time of the blaze.

Fire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue ServiceFire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Police were called to the scene just after 2pm and closed off Garden Lane while crews battled the blaze.

Station commander Wayne Crabb, who is based at Lowestoft South Fire Station but oversees operations in the north half of Suffolk, said: “We were called at about 1.50pm this afternoon to a fire in an industrial unit containing vintage cars.

Fire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue ServiceFire crews battle a blaze at Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

“We arrived from Lowestoft and, by the time we got here, the first crews on the scene had done a really good job.

“They’d had to do some quite aggressive fire fighting to stop the blaze spreading to adjacent buildings and now we’re just dampening down.

More than ten fire crews have been called out following a blaze in Worlingham. Picture: Tom ChapmanMore than ten fire crews have been called out following a blaze in Worlingham. Picture: Tom Chapman

“There’s been some really good work by our on-call crews turning up to provide support the entire time.

“We’ve had a drone overhead with a thermal image camera to check whether there’s anything hazardous inside the building to which we can alert our crews.

Police were called to the scene just after 2pm and closed off Garden Lane while crews battled the fire. Picture: Tom ChapmanPolice were called to the scene just after 2pm and closed off Garden Lane while crews battled the fire. Picture: Tom Chapman

“We’re scaling activities down now but we’ll stay here into the night if needed, and there will be a fire investigation over the course of the weekend to establish the cause.”

A spokesman for the emergency services confirmed the blaze was under control by 3.53pm.

Crews from Woodbridge, Loddon, Harleston, Gorleston, Leiston, Great Yarmouth, Wentham, Halesworth, Beccles as well as north and south Lowestoft attended the scene of fire. Picture: Tom ChapmanCrews from Woodbridge, Loddon, Harleston, Gorleston, Leiston, Great Yarmouth, Wentham, Halesworth, Beccles as well as north and south Lowestoft attended the scene of fire. Picture: Tom Chapman

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