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Firefighters Keep Watchful Eye on Cottage Near Bere Regis Overnight


7:22am 20th September 2012
(Updated 10:13am 20th September 2012)

A cottage has had its thatched roof destroyed after a fire near Dorchester.

Dorset Fire and Rescue were called to the fire at Hurst Green Cottage in Moreton yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19th September 2012).

It took more than 25 fire-fighters to bring it under control.

Investigators say the cause of this fire is believed to be a breech in the chimney which allowed the hot flue to ignite combustible material. Luckily no one was injured.

Crews stayed overnight dampening down hotspots.


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