Suffolk

Thatched house in Thurston badly damaged by fire

  • 19 March 2013
  • From the section Suffolk
Fire scene in Thurston
Part of the roof collapsed onto the first floor of the building

More than 70 firefighters have spent the night tackling a blaze at a thatched house in Suffolk.

Crews were called to Pepper Lane in Thurston just before 21:00 GMT on Monday.

Appliances from across the county attended the fire, which saw part of the roof collapse onto the first floor of the building.

The clear-up is now under way and an investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

No-one was hurt in what is the second major thatched roof fire Suffolk firefighters have dealt with within a week.

Last Friday a cottage on Poy Street Green in Rattlesden was left virtually destroyed by fire.

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