Residents evacuated after smoke seen at Newmarket block of flats

Fire services at Icewell Hill Flats, Newmarket
Picture by David Lowrie ANL-160228-173440001
Fire services at Icewell Hill Flats, Newmarket Picture by David Lowrie ANL-160228-173440001

Fire crews from two counties were called in and nearby flats were evacuated this afternoon after smoke was seen coming from a six-storey block in Newmarket.

Four fire crews from Suffolk and Cambridge attended the flats at Icewell Hill at about 1.45pm and residents were evacuated for safety while the fire fighters got into the flat and investigated the source of the smoke.

A Suffolk Fire Service spokesman said it was believed to have come from a pest control device and there had been no fire.