FIREFIGHTERS were called to a small kitchen blaze in Hadleigh this morning after some linen next to a tumble dryer caught alight.

Two crews from Rayleigh were received a call at 2.25am and were dispatched to a property in Church Road, which they found to be heavily smoke-logged.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a dry powder extinguisher to tackle the fire, and cleared the building of smoke using a high pressure fan.

The linen had been removed from the tumble dryer and left in a basket next to it for some time before it had caught fire.

The blaze, which was accidental, is thought to be caused by a fault with the appliance, possibly overheating.

The incident was dealt with by 2.53am with no reported casualties.