Video: Crews remained at scene of major fire at thatch property throughout the night

50 firefighters tackled a thatched house fire in Pepper Lane, Thurston. The fire broke out yesterday

50 firefighters tackled a thatched house fire in Pepper Lane, Thurston. The fire broke out yesterday evening. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from across the county tackled a thatched roof fire just outside Bury St Edmunds last night.

50 firefighters tackled a thatched house fire in Pepper Lane, Thurston. The fire broke out yesterday

50 firefighters tackled a thatched house fire in Pepper Lane, Thurston. The fire broke out yesterday evening. - Credit: Archant

The blaze broke out at an address in Thurston shortly before 9pm.

More than 70 firefighters were sent to the scene from stations in Needham Market, Stowmarket, Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Ixworth, Mildenhall and Newmarket and crews remained at the scene throughout the night.

An operational support vehicle from Ipswich East was also in attendance, as well as The Salvation Army, providing refreshments to the crews.

Retained firefighters from other stations across the county were also put on standby in case the fire got out of control.

The flames were under control shortly after midnight but crews remained at the property removing the thatch from the roof and first floor and damping down hotspots, to prevent the blaze re-igniting.

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