Investigation launched after firefighters manage to bring farmhouse blaze in Boyton End under control

PUBLISHED: 13:17 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 10 November 2017

Firefighters at the scene of a farmhouse fire near Stoke by Clare. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Firefighters at the scene of a farmhouse fire near Stoke by Clare. Picture: GREGG BROWN

An investigation is under way to establish the cause of a large fire which broke out in a farmhouse in west Suffolk.

Crews from Clare and Haverhill attended. Picture: GREGG BROWN Crews from Clare and Haverhill attended. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Three crews from Clare and Haverhill tackled the blaze in Boyton End, near Stoke By Clare, which started in the roof of a lodge at 9.13am.

The roof of the building, measuring 12 metres by 10 metres, was alight and burned for just over an hour.

No-one was inside at the time, fire chiefs said, and crews at the scene are now damping down hotspots and clearing away debris.

A fire service spokesman said: “A stop was called on this fire at 10.59am.

“We had three hose reels putting out the fire and now it is out they are clearing away debris from the area.

“An investigation is due to take place in due course, and is likely to start this afternoon.

“Another fire crew from Long Melford were sent to put out a fire in a tree stump towards the back of the building at about 11am.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sudbury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sudbury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sudbury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

43 minutes ago

Traffic delays of up to half an hour are being reported around Bury St Edmunds as the town’s popular Christmas fayre begins its first full day.

The incident happened early on Friday morning.


Colchester’s moment in the spotlight during Thursday’s evening’s BBC Question Time programme was cut short after a member of the audience was taken ill.


Despite the pressures and time involved in running their own companies, numerous local business people also choose to give something back to their communities by working ‘behind the scenes’ in a philanthropic way.

Show Job Lists

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24