Blaze at historic Bury building

A 17th century building in the centre of Bury St Edmunds has been severely damaged by fire. Roads nearby could be sealed off for much of Sunday while fire crews establish how it began.

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Engineers work on fire-damaged hotel

Structural engineers have successfully removed a small part of a historic building front in Bury St Edmunds that was damaged by fire.

The ground floor of 17th century Cupola House was a restaurant. The back of the building collapsed during the blaze.

The front was unsteady, but less of it needed to be removed than originally thought. The remainder of the building can now be secured for restoration.

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Road closures in Bury St Edmunds due to fire

Skinner Street, The Traverse, Buttermarket and Cornhill are currently closed to vehicles.

There are also road closures on Guildhall Street at the junction with Churchgate Street; Woolhall Street at the junction with St Andrew's Street South; and Abbeygate Street at the junction with Buttermarket.

The town centre remains open to pedestrians, with restrictions on Skinner Street and The Traverse. Most businesses in the area are open as usual.

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