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‘Large amount of rubbish’ set on fire in late night blaze

PUBLISHED: 09:03 16 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:33 16 July 2020

Firefighters were called to Tonning Street in Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

Firefighters were called to Tonning Street in Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

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Firefighters were called out to tackle a large amount of rubbish ablaze.

Tonning Street in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick HowesTonning Street in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

A crew from Lowestoft South fire station responded to a late night call-out on Tonning Street in the town.

They were alerted to a reported “fire in the open” behind a row of homes and close to the neighbouring Trafalgar Street around 10.55pm on Wednesday, July 15.

A brigade spokesman said: “Bluewatch from Lowestoft South were mobilised to fire in the open behind a row of terrace houses.

“Upon arrival they found a large amount of rubbish well alight in and around an outbuilding.”

Firefighters used a hose reel jet and small gear to put out the flames.

The blaze was soon under control and the scene was cleared by 11.35pm.


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