Large blaze affecting 400m of undergrowth under control

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 - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


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

The scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright

The scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright - Credit: Archant

Most Read

The scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright

The scene of the fire. Picture: James Wright - Credit: Archant

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith - Credit: Archant

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith

The scene of the fire. Picture: Amy Smith - Credit: Archant

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus