Two men arrested after Bury St Edmunds fire

Crews on the scene at Angel Hill Credit: Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

Two people have been arrested after a major fire broke out in Bury St Edmunds earlier this evening ( Friday 29th Sept).

Multiple crews from Suffolk have been supported by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at Angel Hill. They were called just before 5 o'clock to a shop called Cycle King.

The fire has now been brought under control, but nearby properties are reported to have sustained smoke damage.

Angel Hill remains closed to traffic and is expected to reopen either partially or fully by Monday morning, as fire crews remain on scene to dampen down the site. However, it will be open to pedestrians.

Two men aged 22 and 23 have been arrested on suspicion of arson. Both were taken to hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation, where one of them remains. The other has now been brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. No one else is believed to have been harmed as a result of the fire.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting reference CAD 332 of 29 September.