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.


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

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