Saxmundham railway station fire leads to cancelled trains

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Media captionSaxmundham train station blaze tackled by firefighters

Some 30 firefighters were involved in tackling a blaze at a Suffolk railway station which saw rail services altered as a result.

Greater Anglia said the fire was in an unused building at Saxmundham.

Suffolk Fire Service took a call at just before 14:00 GMT and said it was now out.

Services were disrupted between Ipswich and Beccles and was expected to last until 10:00 GMT on Tuesday, the rail operator said.

Six fire vehicles from Ipswich, Framlingham, Leiston, Woodbridge and Halesworth were used to put the fire out, and crews remained at the scene to damp down.

Station commander Wayne Crabbe said: "Crews quickly managed to get control of it. Because it was a detached building there was no risk of it spreading."

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Image caption Crew are now damping down the fire at the rail station

Buses are replacing trains and picking up and dropping Saxmundham passengers on the town's High Street.

For the latest train information, visit the Greater Anglia website.

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