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Shed and clothing bank fires break out in the early hours in Sudbury and Great Cornard




Two fires broke out in the space of 90 minutes in Sudbury and Great Cornard at the break of day today - leaving piles of clothing donated to charity and a garden shed ruined.

Firefighters from Sudbury Fire Station were first called out at 4am after a blaze broke out in the charity clothing bins behind the Kingfisher Leisure Centre.

The bins had to be forced open in order for the flames to be extinguished.

The fire damaged bins behind Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station
The fire damaged bins behind Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station

It is thought, said a spokesperson for Sudbury Fire Station, that vandals were responsible for the damage.

Then, at 5.24am two appliances from Sudbury were called to Great Cornard after a fire started in a garden shed in North Rise.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire and Rescue explained: "Thick black smoke could be seen from over a mile away to which the second appliance was then mobilised.

A firefighter tackling the shed fire in Great Cornard. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station
A firefighter tackling the shed fire in Great Cornard. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station

"On arrival they were met with a large fire which affected a number of gardens and sheds.

"They worked quickly to get it under control to stop it spreading."

The fire was under control and the incident deemed closed by the fire service at 6.14am.

Fire appliances at the scene of the shed fire in Great Cornard. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station
Fire appliances at the scene of the shed fire in Great Cornard. Picture: Sudbury Fire Station

The cause of the shed fire is being investigated.

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