Fire ravages Suffolk cottage

FIREFIGHTERS today spent more than two hours tackling a blaze that ravaged the roof of a Suffolk cottage.Six fire engines were called to the fire, which broke out at 1.

FIREFIGHTERS today spent more than two hours tackling a blaze that ravaged the roof of a Suffolk cottage.

Six fire engines were called to the fire, which broke out at 1.50pm, at the part-tiled and part-thatched cottage in The Street, Lidgate.

The thatched part of the roof was completely alight and the ground floor of the 10m by 15m, two-storey property was also heavily smoke-logged.

The fire resulted in part of the roof collapsing.

Firefighters had to work to remove the damaged timbers. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check on the internal spread of the fire.

Fire crews managed to get the blaze under control by 4.25pm, but relief operations were expected to continue throughout the night to keep a check on the situation.

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The cause of the fire is not thought to be suspicious.

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