Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to Ed Sheeran's country estate after a fire broke out there on Friday morning.

The call for the fire brigade was made shortly after 7.30am when a "small building fire" was spotted at his home in Dennington, Suffolk.

The fire was extinguished by three engines sent to the property, and the area ventilated of smoke. The operation took less than two hours.

A spokesperson for the service said: "Suffolk firefighters were called to a small building fire in Dennington at 0733 this morning. Three engines were sent to the incident, from Framlingham, Saxmundham and Halesworth.

"Crews extinguished the fire quickly and then ventilated the area of heavy smoke. The incident was closed at 0855."

The 27-year-old pop star has bought a number of properties close to Framlingham in Suffolk where he grew up.

Representatives of Sheeran have been contacted for comment, but so far there has been no official response from the singer/songwriter.