Twelve fire crews tackle thatch fire at village home

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Twelve fire crews were called to a thatch fire in a village near this afternoon.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to The Street in Stoke Ash just after 4.30pm.

A spokesman for the service said the fire was found in the roof of a semi-detached property.

Firefighters were able to prevent the fire spreading to a nearby extension on the property.

They were also able to salvage much of the content from within the house.


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No injuries were reported at the property.

A stop was called on the fire at 6.38pm and fire crews are beginning to leave the scene.

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The spokesman said that relief crews would remain on the scene to monitor the property well into the evening to strip away thatch and tiles and make it safe.

In total 12 appliances attended the scene including four from over the border in Norfolk.

Crews from Diss, Long Stratton, Stradbroke, Eye, Debenham, Needham Market, Stowmarket, Haverhill, Ixworth and Newmarket all attended.

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