FIRE crews fought to stop a fire in Beck Row spreading to a neighbouring home this morning.
Fire and Rescue crews were called to a blaze in a semi-detached house in Lamble Close, Beck Row, after smoke was seen coming from the roof.
No-one was home at the time of the blaze as the owner of the house, Michael Mulvihill, 49, had gone to attend to his elderly mother, who was taken ill earlier in the night.
Fire crews used three pumps, from Mildenhall, Newmarket and Brandon, and a Multistar ariel appliance from Bury St Edmunds, to stop the blaze spreading.
They knocked tiles off the roof in order to create a break to get water between the two properties.
90 per cent of the roof has been removed and the upstairs of the building has suffered water damage however fire crews managed to protect the ground floor and prevent the fire from spreading.
Mr Mulvihill, who heard about the fire when he received a phone call from his daughter, said he was relieved no-one had been home at the time of the blaze and praised the efforts of fire crews.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.