Bacton furniture store ‘completely demolished’ after fire fighters tackle blaze through the night

Eleven fire engines were sent to Finbows Yard in Bacton. Picture: ELIZABETH WILLOCK

Eleven fire engines were sent to Finbows Yard in Bacton. Picture: ELIZABETH WILLOCK - Credit: Archant

Eleven fire engines were sent to Finbows Yard in Bacton, Suffolk, following reports of a building 'well alight' just before midnight last night, June 22.

The building at Finbows Yard in Bacton is believed to have been a furnature store. Picture: ELIZABET

The building at Finbows Yard in Bacton is believed to have been a furnature store. Picture: ELIZABETH WILLOCK - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews from across the county were called at 11.49pm last night, June 22, to an incident at a building, which is believed to be a furniture store.

The building, measuring 30x30 metres, was reported as 'well alight' by crews on the ground and it was described as being 'full of furniture' as well.

Fast action by the fire crews, from Newmarket, Diss, Debenham, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Eye, Stowmarket, Elmswell and Ixworth, ensured that the incident was dealt with by 2am with damping down continuing.

One fire engine has remained on the scene damping down since 3am.


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One witness, Elizabeth Willock, who lives close to where the incident happened said: 'There was a fire at Finbows last night which completely demolished the furniture store.

'Firemen fought the blaze throughout the night to save other buildings which were in close proximity including a bungalow.

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'The heat from the flames was terrific.'

Fire crews have been praised for saving three other buildings and two business on the yard, and protecting surrounding homes.

A full fire investigation expected to take place later today.

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