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Fire service tackle uncontrolled rubbish blaze in town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:48 24 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:48 24 September 2019

Ingate, Beccles, where Fire Services responded to an uncontrolled rubbish fire last night. Photo: Google Maps

Ingate, Beccles, where Fire Services responded to an uncontrolled rubbish fire last night. Photo: Google Maps

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of ‘uncontrolled burning rubbish’ in the centre of Beccles yesterday evening.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: Nick ButcherSuffolk Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: Nick Butcher

One fire appliance from Beccles attended the scene at Ingate for just under an hour to put out the fire.

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Emergency services were called at 4.54pm on September 23, and had put out the blaze by 5.46pm.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "We responded to a report of an uncontrolled burning of rubbish, and were on site for just under an hour. We sent one vehicle to extinguish the fire."

A Suffolk Constabulary Spokesperson said: "We were called at 5.50pm to a report of a fire. Rubbish had been deliberately set alight but there was no other damage caused."

Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference number 289 of yesterday's date.

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