Aldeburgh: Fire At Restaurant

18 June 2012, 16:17

Around 40 firefighters were called to a big fire in Aldeburgh in Suffolk earlier.

They were called to the Aldeburgh Market Restaurant on the High Street at 10.33.

Two fire appliances were initially sent to the scene from Leiston and Saxmundham as Aldeburgh's crew were at another incident. 

On arrival, crews put in an assistance message to control that 4 pumping appliances and a turntable ladder were required as the fire had spread to the roof and was well developed on the first floor of the premises. 

Fire appliances from Orford, Halesworth, Woodbridge, the command unit also from Woodbridge and the turntable ladder from Ipswich East were sent to the incident. 

Crews reported a building, 5m x 15m with fire involving ground, 1st floor and roof space. Crews used 4 sets of breathing apparatus, 2 hosereel jets and thermal imaging equipment to bring the incident under control. 

Felixstowe were sent to standby at Saxmundham fire station for fire cover. 

It has been confirmed as a first floor fire and part of the roof has collapsed at the back. 

It's not known whether anyone was inside the restaurant at the time the fire started.