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Dramatic first pictures from scene of huge house fire

PUBLISHED: 07:26 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:56 07 August 2019

It took 15 fire crews from Suffolk and Norfolk to control the blaze in Gislingham Road, Finningham Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

It took 15 fire crews from Suffolk and Norfolk to control the blaze in Gislingham Road, Finningham Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

Firefighters have returned to the scene of a dramatic fire that ripped through a barn near Stowmarket.

It took two hours to extinguish the fire in the house, which left multiple windows smashed Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUEIt took two hours to extinguish the fire in the house, which left multiple windows smashed Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called shortly after 9pm on August 6 with reports of a building fire in Gislingham Road, Finningham.

Two crews have since been mobilised again this morning following reports that small areas of the building were continuing to smoulder.

A total of 15 crews from across the region, including two from Norfolk, were called to the scene last night to discover a barn engulfed in flames.

The blaze is thought to have gone through the roof and spread throughout the property, which was fully alight when firefighters arrived.

The converted barn was left with a gaping hole in the roof after the fire spread through the property Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUEThe converted barn was left with a gaping hole in the roof after the fire spread through the property Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

The pictures taken at the scene show the impact the fire has had, shattering windows throughout the property and leaving furniture inside charred.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said there is no indication anybody was hurt in the blaze.

Police were made aware of the incident but did not attend. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The blaze also caused disruption on local roads, with motorists advised to avoid the area while fire crews work at the scene.

One of the 15 fire crews at the scene of the converted barn fire that caught fire on August 6 Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUEOne of the 15 fire crews at the scene of the converted barn fire that caught fire on August 6 Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

Firefighters had extinguished the fire by 11pm.


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