Fire breaks out at thatched property in Rougham

Eight fire engines attended a blaze at a home in Rougham this morning.

It broke out at about 10am after passers by noticed the fire in the thatched roof of the property.

The fire service sent eight appliances, along with the Multistar from Bury St Edmunds, a water bowser from Newmarket and support vehicles, to the detached house, which is owned by the Rougham Estate.

They battled the blaze and removed the thatch, while also retrieving as many of the occupants’ belongings as possible.

A full fire investigation will be taking place but the blaze is not believed to be suspicious.

The section of the road near the house was closed by the police and power to the street was turned off for a time by EDF Energy.

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