Fire destroys historic building in Bury St Edmunds

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Strada in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds.
Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Strada in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds.
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AN HISTORIC building used as an Italian restaurant in the centre of Bury St Edmunds has been devastated by fire.

Crews from across Suffolk and Norfolk were called to Strada at Cupoloa House in The Traverse shortly before 9pm last night.

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Strada in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds.

Firefighters tackle a huge blaze at Strada in The Traverse, Bury St Edmunds.

The fire started in the basement of the building which is more than 300 years old and is Grade I listed.

A substantial part of the back of the building collapse blocking Skinner Street while the fire service says there has been a possible structural collapse at the front as well. The roof top observatory has also gone.

Part of the town centre was shut off while crews dealt with the incident.

Firefighters are still on scene this morning.