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Video: Fire destroys thatched roof of Suffolk home

PUBLISHED: 17:13 16 March 2014 | UPDATED: 21:19 16 March 2014

The thatch fire at Wissington

Photo: Tony Faulkner, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

The thatch fire at Wissington Photo: Tony Faulkner, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters from stations across Suffolk and north Essex were called to tackle a blaze which started in the thatched roof of a home.

Firefighters at the scene of a thatched house fire in Whissington. Firefighters at the scene of a thatched house fire in Whissington.

Crews from Sudbury, Woodbridge, Hadleigh, Colchester and Halstead were alerted just before 1pm to a fire in Crawley Road, Wissington, near Nayland.

The first crew arrived at 13.24pm and began to fight the flames using three hoses.

An hour later, back up arrived from Princes Street, Ipswich, and Long Melford stations.

The fire involved two semi-detached properties, measuring a total 21 metres by six metres.

Although the blaze was brought under control just after 3.50pm, firefighters were unable to save the roof from collapsing on both properties.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

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