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Firefighters tackle car engine blaze

PUBLISHED: 15:28 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36 14 July 2019

The vehicle caught fire on the A1071 between Sudbury and Boxford. Picture: JANE RYLAND

The vehicle caught fire on the A1071 between Sudbury and Boxford. Picture: JANE RYLAND

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Police and fire were called after a car caught fire on a country road near Sudbury.

One appliance from Hadleigh was despatched after fire broke out in the engine compartment of a Land Rover on A1071 at Boxford at 1.55pm on Sunday July 14.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the flames and the incident was declared safe at 2.50pm.

Suffolk police controlled traffic on the road during the incident and afterwards as a recovery truck was sent to remove the Land Rover.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service said no-one was injured in the incident.


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