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Thatched roof fire

Chapel Lane, Hadleigh
13/06/2017 @ 19:32
Incident Number: 56363
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Leigh, 2 x Basildon, 2 x Southend


Crews were called to a fire in the thatched roof of a building.

On arrival firefighters reported that the thatched roof was 30% alight.

Six fire engines attended the incident, which is the normal number for a thatched roof fire, and crews worked to extinguish the fire by 8.10pm. 

Firefighters then worked to cut sections of the roof away to ensure no hotspots were left. 

An investigation will take place to establish the cause of the fire. 

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