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Thatched Roof Fire In Wareham

Wareham thatch fire

9:10am 18th March 2014
(Updated 10:02am 18th March 2014)

A thatched roof property's been badly damaged by fire in Wareham.

Crews including one from the town attended the Kings Arms  just before 8pm last night, to initial reports of a chimney fire.


Reinforcements from nearby stations were  called in, including  those using a specialist firefighting foam system  to save as much of the thatched roof  as possible.

The blaze was under control by half past eleven and Wareham firefighters reinspected at 2am with a thermal imaging camera to ensure no hotspots remained.

20 per cent of the thatch was damaged.

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