More than 50 firefighters tackle huge house blaze in Finningham
More than 50 firefighters tackled a huge house fire in Finningham on Tuesday evening.
The alarm was raised at 9.08pm last Tuesday after the blaze broke out in a large detached barn conversion – measuring eight metres by 20 metres – in Gislingham Road in Finningham.
No one was injured during the blaze.
Fire crews reported that the blaze was under control by 11.06pm, however Suffolk Fire and Rescue re-inspected the house on Wednesday morning after reports that parts of the property were still smouldering.
Speaking at the scene on Wednesday, Steve Mableson, Station Commander, said: “The cause of the fire at the moment is undetermined.
“At the time of the fire the owner was inside, however no one was rescued. The owner was around and available when we arrived.
“We suspect the fire started in the loft area. At this present time the building has been classed as being unsafe.”
A total of 10 pumps attended the incident, eight from Suffolk, from Eye, Elmswell, Stowmarket, Needham Market, Haverhill, Stradbroke, Ixworth and Woodbridge and two from Norfolk, from Diss and Harleston, carrying a total of 53 firefighters.
There were six other support vehicles in attendance, including the MultiStar – the aerial ladder appliance.
The cause of the fire remains unknown. Following a re-inspection on Wednesday evening, the incident has been concluded by Suffolk Fire and Rescue.
Police were made aware of the incident on Tuesday evening.