Suffolk

Thatched house in Thurston badly damaged by fire

Fire scene in Thurston
Image caption 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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