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Elmswell Fire Station, in School Road, shuts for nine weeks with crews relocated to Goldstar Transport, in Woolpit





A village fire station has been shut for nine weeks with its crews relocated temporarily.

Elmswell Fire Station, in School Road, near Bury St Edmunds, is undergoing some refurbishment works.

Crews and equipment have been moved to Goldstar Transport, in Woolpit, while the station is closed to allow them to continue to respond.

Elmswell Fire Station, in School Road, near Bury St Edmunds, has been shut for nine weeks for refurbishment works. Picture: Ross Waldron
Elmswell Fire Station, in School Road, near Bury St Edmunds, has been shut for nine weeks for refurbishment works. Picture: Ross Waldron

A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “The station is temporarily closed to allow for the installation of new drains under the drill yard.

“Work began on Monday, June 3 and is scheduled to last nine weeks.

“During this time the Elmswell fire engine and all of our equipment will be temporarily based nearby at Goldstar Transport, who have generously agreed to host us.

Equipment and the engine from Elmswell Fire Station have been relocated to Goldstar Transport, in Woolpit. Picture: Ross Waldron
Equipment and the engine from Elmswell Fire Station have been relocated to Goldstar Transport, in Woolpit. Picture: Ross Waldron

“This will enable fire cover to be maintained as usual for the Elmswell area.”

Elmswell Fire Station is supported by an on call crew.