Crews deal with spate of heath fires in Suffolk

A series of heath fires in Suffolk may have been started deliberately, the fire service has said.

In the past few days, fire crews have been called out repeatedly to Martlesham and Kesgrave near Ipswich.

In a separate incident firefighters are dealing with a large blaze at the tourist destination of Dunwich Forest, near Leiston, in north Suffolk.

About two acres of undergrowth and forestry are alight.

The heath fires first broke out near Dobbs Lane, Kesgrave, on Friday morning, but fire crews had to return on Saturday and then again on Sunday as the fire re-ignited.

There were also a number of fires on Saturday and Sunday at nearby Heathfields and Eagle Way, Martlesham.

A fire service spokesman said it was believed the some of the fires may have been started "maliciously".

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