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Suffolk One, in Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, forced to close after early morning kitchen fire





A town college has been forced to close today after a kitchen fire in the early hours.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called about the incident at Suffolk One, in Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, at about 1.50am.

Crews extinguished the fire in a kitchen area, however a nearby corridor, several offices and a utility room were affected.

Suffolk One, in Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, has been forced to close today after a kitchen fire in the early hours. Picture: Google Maps
Suffolk One, in Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, has been forced to close today after a kitchen fire in the early hours. Picture: Google Maps

In a statement on its website, Suffolk One said: “We are sorry to report that earlier this morning a small fire was detected at One. No one has been harmed, the fire has been extinguished, the damage is relatively minor.

“However, due to the implementation of the sprinkler system, a significant quantity of water was released into parts of the Turquoise zone.

“Therefore, due to the need to refill the sprinkler tanks, the fire brigade has advised that we will need to close the college to students today.”

The college said all lessons would be cancelled today, onsite or online, and that teaching would resume from Monday.