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Major incident declared by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service still in place



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A major incident declared by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service yesterday remains in place, despite the extreme heatwave ending.

Firefighters were called to over 60 incidents yesterday amid the hot weather, including 37 fires in the open.

As a result, crews were put under 'immense pressure', with Suffolk firefighters also called to assist colleagues in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Essex.

Fire crews were called to over 60 incidents yesterday alone. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
Fire crews were called to over 60 incidents yesterday alone. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said while the major incident remains in place, a review of the decision will take place this afternoon.

Jon Lacey, chief fire officer for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Our forward planning has allowed us to respond efficiently and effectively to these incidents and I would like to thank all Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service colleagues for working tirelessly to make sure that we can continue to protect our county’s communities, as well as the employers of our on-call firefighters who have greatly helped our efforts by releasing their staff to help us."