May 24 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Fire investigators were at a Suffolk village this morning as they looked into the cause of a blaze at a thatched house.
Firefighters had battled strong flames at the two-floor home in Mill Road, All Saints South Elmham, near Halesworth, overnight.
This morning two of residents looked around the fire-damaged property.
The majority of the thatch from the roof was gone, with a pile at the front of the house and a burnt wooden frame around the chimney.
All three who lived there are currently staying with friends and said they were “fine”.
A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said seven crews were initially sent to tackle the fire at around 10pm, with the entire roof caught in the fire.
Shortly after 11pm a further three crews were sent, with engineers from UK Power Network arriving to isolate power to the house.
By 1.30am half of the thatch had been removed from the premises, and at 2am four relief crews were sent.
The fire was extinguished shortly afterwards, and by 3am the thatch from the front of the house had been removed.
On the same evening, ten engines from Suffolk also battled a blaze on a thatched roof at Nedging Tye, near Wattisham. That started around 7.30pm.
Terrorism returned to the streets of London today as two suspected Muslim fanatics butchered a man in broad daylight in the name of “Allah”.
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