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Arson arrest over Ipswich house fire

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Police have arrested one person on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Ipswich.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday (October 15) morning on Alexander Road.

Two people, a woman and a teenage boy, were inside and asleep at the time.

They were taken to hospital after breathing in smoke, but have now been discharged.

Police said a female had been arrested and was being questioned by detectives.

Officers are appealing for CCTV and dash-cam footage from the area.


Recycling centre fire in Norfolk now out

A fire at a recycling depot in Norfolk has been put out.

A fire at a recycling depot in Norfolk has been put out.

At its height almost 100 firefighters were called to the Larkshall Depot in Wretham near Thetford and local residents were advised to keep their windows shut.

A spokesperson for Veridor, which runs the site, said no one had been injured and the Environment Agency had been notified.

Fire crews will remain at the scene this afternoon.


Hay stack will keep burning in Essex for several hours

The hay stack alight near Halstead. Credit: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters in Essex spent the night tackling a blaze in a 60-tonne stack of hay.

Crews from Braintree and Halstead were called to the incident at Greenstead Green just before 1.30am Friday morning.

By 7.30am, 30 tonnes of hay were still burning and the stack is expected to continue to burn for another eight hours.

One fire engine will remain at the scene until it is considered safe to leave.

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