Large fire in thatched property at Hengrave involving five homes

Police and the fire crews were called out in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, January 25) to a large fire involved five houses.

About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze in a thatched building in Bury Road, Hengrave.

They were called at around 1.18am to a report of a number of houses on fire.

A road closure was put in place in both directions on Bury Road near to Hengrave Hall and on Mill Road and residents were temporarily evacuated from the affected properties which are connected, as a safety precaution only. There were no reported injuries.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said 15 crews were sent to the scene from all over the county.

It’s understood that part of the thatched roof collapsed into the first floor of the building which is split into five separate properties.

Last year, crews had to tackle a similar fire in Hengrave at a thatched property that was divided into four homes.

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