FIRE engines from Brandon, Methwold and Bury St Edmunds were called to reports of a building fire on Saturday.
The call came in at around 6.45pm, reporting a building fire in Bury Road, Brandon, in which the roof was affected.
When crews arrived, they discovered a large fire consisting of furniture alight outside a property and no building on fire.
Other crews that had been alerted were stood down.
The incident was under control by about 7.10pm.