Fire crews extinguish two chimney fires

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Fire crews extinguished two chimney fires yesterday evening (14).

At 7.05 crews were called to The Street, Icklingham, where a chimney fire in a thatched property had been reported.

An appliance from Mildenhall along with pumps and the multistar from Bury St Edmunds confirmed the fire was not affecting the thatch on arrival.

The incident was under control by 7.58pm.

A second report of a chimney fire in Ixworth Road, Norton, was received at 7.42pm.

An appliance from Ixworth attended and reported that the chimney in a single storey dwelling was alight.

Chimney gear and a 9m ladder were used to extinguish the blaze which was under control by 8.28pm.