East Lulworth thatched cottage catches fire

The thatch fire at Mount Pleasant in East Lulworth The blaze at a thatched house and barn on Mount Pleasant, East Lulworth, started at about 16:00 BST

A blaze has broken out at a thatched house and barn in Dorset.

About 70 firefighters took four hours to extinguish the fire at the buildings on Mount Pleasant, East Lulworth, which started at about 16:00 BST on Wednesday.

Fire crews from areas including Poole, Hamworthy, Weymouth, Wareham and Swanage attended the scene.

Dorset Fire Service urged people to stay away from the area during the fire.

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