fire crew called to fight blazing row of thatched cottages
from Burnham-On-Sea were among more than 15 crews from across
the region called to tackle a big blaze in a row of thatched cottages
in south Somerset on Friday afternoon (May 1st).
incident took place in Charlton Mackerell, three miles east of
worked through the night into this morning (Saturday) to bring
it under control.
of the three thatched cottages were affected by the blaze and
the fire was encroaching on a third.
commander Marc House of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
said: "We arrived at the scene to find a row of thatched
central cottage was well alight in the roof space. Crews were
deployed to fight the fire to prevent the fire spreading to adjoining
also undertook salvage operation to save as much of the cottages
and the personal belongings of the occupants."
welfare unit and crew from Burnham-On-Sea attended the incident.
A spokesman for the fire service said there had been no reports
of any injuries.