Dorset fire crews tackle thatched cottages blaze

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Thirteen fire crews are attempting to contain the blaze

About 65 firefighters are tackling a fire engulfing a pair of thatched semi-detached cottages in Dorset.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire, which started in a kitchen in Poxwell, at 18:43 BST.

Thirteen fire crews are attempting to contain the blaze. No injuries have been reported.

The fire service said the A353 between Warmwell Roundabout and Osmington Mills will be shut for a "considerable" time.

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The fire started in the kitchen of one of the semi-detached cottages

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