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Rougham: Crews extinguish chimney fire at thatched property

PUBLISHED: 17:35 19 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:35 19 January 2014

Chimney fire in Rougham

Chimney fire in Rougham

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Firefighters discovered a blaze in a thatched home after someone spotted smoke.

Crews from Bury St Edmunds, Ixworth and Elmswell were called to a report of smoke from within the property in Nether Street, Rougham, at about 3.42pm.

The first crew to arrive began investigating with a thermal image camera which brought to light a fire in the chimney of the property.

The blaze was brought under control at 4.46pm.

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