Fire almost totally destroys building during blaze at car body workshop

Fire crews work to tackle the blaze at a car body workshop in Rattlesden

Fire crews work to tackle the blaze at a car body workshop in Rattlesden - Credit: Allen Blasdell

A fire has almost completely destroyed a car body workshop in mid Suffolk.

Fire crews were called to the scene at about 12.10pm today, May 13, in Woolpit Road in Rattlesden, near Stowmarket.

A total of six appliances were sent to tackle the blaze and the incident is still ongoing more than three hours later.

Crews estimated that 80% of the building has been destroyed.

The blaze covered an area of 30 metres by 15 metres

The blaze covered an area of 30 metres by 15 metres - Credit: Allen Blasdell

There are no reported casualties at the scene and crews are now working to dampen the fire and identify hot spots.

One resident said they had no internet as a result of the blaze taking out power in the area.

No roads have been closed as a result of the fire.