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Large blaze affecting 400m of undergrowth under control

PUBLISHED: 13:11 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:20 29 June 2018

Smoke billowing from the fire near Corton, north of Lowestoft. Picture: Suzan Collins

Smoke billowing from the fire near Corton, north of Lowestoft. Picture: Suzan Collins

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Firefighters have a large blaze on Corton Road under control.

Seven crews rushed to the fire in Lowestoft which a spokesman said was affecting “approximately 400 metres of undergrowth which is well alight.”

Vehicles are attending the incident from North Lowestoft and Lowestoft South including a Unimog alongside two crews from Norfolk, with the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service also saying that access also proved difficult.

The scene at Gunton Warren. Picture: HM Coastguard Lowestoft.The scene at Gunton Warren. Picture: HM Coastguard Lowestoft.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said: “We were called at 11.40 and on the scene ten minutes later. We have been asked by the fire service to help with road closures.

“There is a road closure from the Corton Road and Corton Long Lane junction to the Corton Road and Links Road junction.”

The scene at Gunton Warren. Picture: HM Coastguard Lowestoft.The scene at Gunton Warren. Picture: HM Coastguard Lowestoft.

The Coastguard were also called to help with scene safety and provided from the beach.

The scene of the fire. Picture: James WrightThe scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright

The scene of the fire. Picture: James WrightThe scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy SmithThe scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy SmithThe scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith


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