The cottage on fire
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Wiltshire thatch fire 'like disaster movie'

The owner of a thatched cottage in Wiltshire destroyed by fire has described the scene as being "like a disaster movie".

Alisdair Rennie and his family escaped from the blaze unharmed but will be in temporary accommodation for up to a year.

Wiltshire Fire Service has now launched campaign to remind people with thatched roofs about the dangers.

  • 31 Oct 2014