Thatched Roof Blaze In Rural West Dorset
5:36pm 19th February 2013
(Updated 9:43am 20th February 2013)
Fire chiefs have praised crews who tackled a blaze at a thatched roof property in Powerstock yesterday.
More than 40 firefighters from Bridport, Beaminster, Charmouth and Dorchester kept damage to a minimum
Station Manager Stuart Jeneson, incident commander said: "Crews did a fantastic job knocking the fire back and keeping property damage to a minimum. It was a small area of thatch involved adjacent to the chimney. We always recommend chimneys are swept and well maintained, especially in thatch properties."