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Photos show fury of fire that ripped through Mersea Island beach huts

The fire at West Mersea on Sunday morning. Credit: Crimewatch Mersea Island / Facebook

These photographs, taken by Mersea Island residents, show the extent of the fire that ripped through beach huts early on Sunday.

Ten buildings were destroyed. In many cases, nothing but charred fragments remain on the beach this morning.

The charred remains of some of the huts at Mersea Island. Credit: Crimewatch Mersea Island / Facebook

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Petrol station fire causes major A11 disruption

Emergency services on the scene at the Five Ways roundabout. Credit: @mildenhallpolice/Twitter

A fire at a petrol station in Suffolk has caused major disruption on the A11 this morning.

Emergency services have been on the scene at the Barton Mills roundabout since just before 7am today (Saturday).

The blaze broke out in the Esso garage shop and fire crews worked quickly to prevent it spreading to the forecourt and fuel supply.

The A11 had been closed in both directions but has since reopened northbound, with just one lane still closed southbound.

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'Fire engulfed the bungalow.'

Woman dies in fire that 'engulfed' bungalow. Credit: ITV Anglia

A spokesperson from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire that killed a women in Ipswich engulfed the bungalow.

Three appliances came to the site quickly where they witnessed a very well developed fire. The fire engulfed the bungalow and the team extinguished it very quickly. We are now working with our police colleagues. Investigation is underway.

– Dave Collins, Area Commander

It happened on Reid Close and police were alerted by the fire service just before 8o'clock last night. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatal house fire in Ipswich 'not suspicious'

The scene of the fire at Reid Close in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A house fire that killed a woman in Ipswich is not thought to be suspicious - although the cause of the blaze is not yet known.

Firefighters were called to the house at Reid Close around 7.45pm on Thursday. A woman's body was found inside.

It has been reported that neighbours tried to rescue her.

"Based on the initial findings of a joint police and fire service investigation, the fire is not being treated as suspicious. However, work continues to establish the cause of the fire and a police scene will remain in place at the property overnight."

– Suffolk Police spokesman.
The scene of the fire at Reid Close in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Investigation after woman found dead in Suffolk house fire

Pictures from the scene of a fatal fire in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A woman has been found dead in a fire at her home in Suffolk.

It happened on Reed Close in Ipswich and police were alerted by the fire service just before 8o'clock last night.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. A cordon is in place and an investigation is underway.

Pictures from the scene of a fatal fire in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
A woman has been found dead in a fire at her home in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Boiler could be to blame for Milton Keynes house fire

The fire-damaged house at Bradwell Common in Milton Keynes has been sealed off. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Investigators are looking into whether a boiler could have cause a fire in a three-storey house in Milton Keynes.

No one was hurt in the blaze at Wimbledon Place in Bradwell Common which began around 6.50pm on Saturday evening. Buckinghamshire Fire Service said the property's fire alarms had gone off.

The roof, first and second floors of the house were all significantly damaged and the building is sealed off. The boiler was thought to be on the top floor.

Six crews and the British Red Cross were in attendance overnight .

The fire-damaged house at Bradwell Common in Milton Keynes has been sealed off. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
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