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Fire crews stay overnight at scene of major thatch fire

PUBLISHED: 06:28 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 07:10 20 September 2019

Firefighters battle to save two semi-detached properties in Blaxhall  Picture: SKY CAM EAST

Firefighters battle to save two semi-detached properties in Blaxhall Picture: SKY CAM EAST

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Fire crews remained overnight at the scene of a major blaze which broke out in a Suffolk village on Thursday evening.

Much of Langham Road was cordoned off  Picture: ARCHANTMuch of Langham Road was cordoned off Picture: ARCHANT

The incident was scaled down overnight following the attendance of fire and rescue vehicles from stations across the county.

Fire crews were forced to strip the thatched roof from two semi-detached cottages in Blaxhall, near Snape, to control the spread of flames.

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Much of Langham Road was cordoned off after firefighters were called to the scene just after 8.45pm last night.

Fire crews pumped water from a nearby brook to deal with the fire  Picture: ARCHANTFire crews pumped water from a nearby brook to deal with the fire Picture: ARCHANT

Motorists travelling around the Blaxhall area were warned to take care of the smoke, poor visibility and wet roads resulting from the fire and the pumped water.

Fire crews were sent to the scene from Woodbridge, Ipswich, Holbrook, Framlingham, Felixstowe, Orford, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham, Wrentham, Southwold, Halesworth, Bungay, Beccles, Stradbroke, Debenham, Needham Market, Haverhill and Elmswell.

Two crews remained on scene overnight.

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