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Three oil tankers destroyed in Suffolk fire

An investigation is under way after a fire destroyed three fuel tankers on an industrial estate in Suffolk.

Ten fire engines attended the blaze and firefighters worked throughout the evening to prevent the fire spreading across the site.

The emergency services were called to the blaze at Lady Lane Industrial Estate in Hadleigh, Suffolk, at about 6.45pm yesterday.

This footage of the fire (below) was shot by Tony Kent and posted on YouTube. Included here with his permission.

Firefighters were able to stop the blaze taking hold of a nearby tanker carrying around 80,000 litres of gas oil and to kerosene being stored in the vicinity.

Residents in the area were warned to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed as a 300 metre (984ft) cordon was set up around the blaze and the A1071 was closed to traffic.

Emergency planning officers were also at the scene on standby to begin an evacuation.

But the action was not needed as firefighters managed to extinguish they blaze before midnight.

Police reopened the A1071 and lifted the cordon last night, but the emergency services remained on the scene during the early hours to ensure the area was secure. No-one was reported injured in the incident.

It is not know what started the fire and an investigation will start in due course, the council said.

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