Photos show aftermath of fire at thatched cottage in Fritton

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire inves

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire investigators looking at the destruction.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Firefighters were still battling to save a thatched cottage on Thursday after a man and his dog fled the blazing home last night.

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire inves

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire investigators looking at the destruction.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Firefighters were yesterday battling to save a thatched cottage after a man and his dog fled the blazing home.

The picturesque two-storey house, in Beccles Road, in Fritton, in Great Yarmouth, caught fire at around 7.20pm on Wednesday evening.

Yesterday firefighters were still ripping the thatch from the roof.

In the morning they had to put out the fire for a second time after it re-ignited. Four crews remained on scene until about 2pm.

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire inves

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire investigators looking at the destruction.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass


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A spokesman for Norfolk Fire said they found there were no suspicious circumstances as to the cause of the fire.

The continuing work yesterday caused traffic chaos throughout the morning and early afternoon.

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The A143 Beccles Road was closed in both directions at Fritton next to the fire, as well as in Belton, until 2pm.

As a result motorists had to travel through country lanes in Browston and Ashby to get between the two villages.

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire inves

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire investigators looking at the destruction.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

This caused long delays with heavy vehicles having to squeeze through the awkward route.

Cherry Lane Garden Centre, on Beccles Road near Belton, was one business affected by the road closure.

A spokesman for the centre said: 'We had a very slow morning while the road closures were put in place.

'When the fire started leaving at 2pm things started to pick up again. It was a disappointing today but nothing we could do.'

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire inves

The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.Fire investigators looking at the destruction.Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Fire crews will continue their investigations into the cause of the fire today.

Do you have any Great Yarmouth stories? Email Kieran.Lynch@archant.co.uk

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Fire fighters carry away the thatch as they tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENIS

Fire fighters carry away the thatch as they tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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