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Fire crews recalled to Thwaite cottage on Church Lane after thatch reignites




Fire crews were called back to the scene of a fire this morning after a thatch roof reignited.

Two crew were sent from Norfolk and one from Suffolk after teams received a call from the home owner at the Grade II listed property at 6.52am that 'there was smoke in the house'.

Firefighters spent just over an an hour at the home on Church Lane, Thwaite, to extinguish the fire and a 'damp down hotspots'.

Firefighters spent more than nine hours extinguishing the blaze on Monday
Firefighters spent more than nine hours extinguishing the blaze on Monday

The incident was dealt with by 8.05am.

A total of 13 fire engines, two command units, two pump rescue ladders, a water carrier, a rescue vehicle, plus at least four vehicles from Norfolk attended the scene on Monday following the call at 7.40am.

The crews battled the blaze most of the day until it was finally extinguished at around 3pm, when a clearing up operation began.

Neighbours told of the 'devastation' at the fire and sadness for the owners who were too distressed to speak about the incident.

The scene on Monday when more than 60 firefighters attended duing the day.
The scene on Monday when more than 60 firefighters attended duing the day.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said investigations were still underway into the cause of the fire.

An investigation with 'thermal imaging' equipment was also carried out yesterday.

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