Update: Firefighters tackle thatched roof blaze in Heveningham

Fire crews attend the scene of a thatched house fire in The Street, Heveningham.

Fire crews attend the scene of a thatched house fire in The Street, Heveningham. - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with the aftermath of a blaze in a thatched roof of a house.

Fire crews attend the scene of a thatched house fire in The Street, Heveningham.

Fire crews attend the scene of a thatched house fire in The Street, Heveningham. - Credit: Archant

The drama unfolded in The Street, Heveningham, near Halesworth, around 10.50am.

When crews arrived they found a semi detached property with a roof fire breaking through the chimney.

Firefighters from Halesworth, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles, Bungay and Southwold and Harleston in Norfolk are in attendance.

The blaze spread to a neighbouring property and crews were stripping the thatch to prevent the blaze from taking hold further before the incident was under control at 1.22pm.

Firefighters are trying to salvage as much property as possible from the homes.