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Dorset Cottage Fire Sparks 50 Firefighter Response

Thatched Roof

10:54am 3rd December 2013

A cottage in a Dorset village has had part of its roof destroyed after it caught fire.

At its height 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the property in Winterbourne Whitechurch.

Crews were alerted to the incident at around 5:40pm yesterday afternoon (Monday 2nd December).

On arrival crews found the thatch around the chimney to be on fire.

The cottage roof was destroyed and luckily the interior escaped relatively unscathed.

(Pic thanks to Dorset Fire and Rescue).

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