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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 BROWNCrews 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.”

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