Suffolk

Suffolk rail services resume after fire at Claydon

Fire engines at the scene of the fire in Claydon
Image caption Rail services were disrupted due to fears that the fire had melted cables

Rail services through Suffolk are expected to resume after a fire near a railway line caused major disruption.

Trains between Ipswich and Stowmarket were suspended after a fire at a recycling centre in Claydon earlier melted overhead cables near the site.

Network Rail said the line would reopen at 16:00 GMT and an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Buses replaced trains between Stowmarket and Ipswich while crews fought the fire.

About 20 firefighters were called to Bolton Brothers paper and recycling centre at 05:06 GMT on Thursday to tackle the blaze, which had begun outside the plant.

Station commander Ian Mallet from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said CCTV footage from the recycling centre would be studied to find how the fire began.

Arson was one of the avenues being investigated, he said.

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