Thatched roof fire at Garboldisham

Sixty firefighters were this evening tackling a roof blaze at a thatched cottage on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.Nine appliances are currently at the scene of the fire at The Ling, in Garboldisham, near Diss.

Sixty firefighters were this evening tackling a roof blaze at a thatched cottage on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Nine appliances are currently at the scene of the fire at The Ling, in Garboldisham, near Diss.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called just after 2pm today after a neighbour reported smoke coming from the roof of the 17th century cottage.

The occupants evacuated the building and no one was injured.


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Crews from East Harling, Diss, Thetford, Attleborough, Wymondham, and two from Suffolk attended the blaze, which has destroyed the majority of the thatched roof.

Firefighters salvaged much of the furniture and possessions from the large detached house.

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An investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched, which is believed to have been caused by a wood burner.

See tomorrow's EDP for more.

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