Twelve fire crews called to blaze in wooded area near Brandon

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Nine fire crews have been called to a fire near Brandon - Credit: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters were called to a large fire in a wooded area near Brandon on Thursday evening (April 28).

The blaze broke out in undergrowth near the A1065 at about 5pm.

The fire spread to an area around 5000 square metres prompting a number of engines to be mobilised. 

Eight appliances from  Methwold, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth, Brandon, Mildenhall and Newmarket arrived at the scene initially but more assistance was later requested and four more crews assisted with the fire.

Teams used hose reel jets to put out the blaze. 

The Environment Agency also assisted.

A Suffolk Fire Service spokesman said: "We are at the scene of a fire near the A1065, Brandon. 

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"There is no impact on travel at the moment and our teams are still at the scene dampening down the fire."

The fire was brought under control by 9.45pm and the response was scaled down.