15 fire engines attend thatched house blaze in Hengrave

Hengrave thatch home fire

A thatch roof fire in Hengrave had a total of 16 fire appliances attend the scene - Credit: Suffolk Fire

Fire crews are battling a serious blaze at a thatched property in Hengrave, near Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue were originally called out to the fire at 8.06pm on Monday evening.

There have been 16 appliances at the scene - from Thetford, Stowmarket, Haverhill, Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Ixworth, Brandon, Mildenhall and Newmarket.

Hengrave thatch home fire

Everyone in the cottage is accounted for but the crews will remain at the scene for some hours - Credit: Suffolk Fire

All persons in the two-storey property are accounted for and crews are currently dampening down the fire.

Fire services remain at the scene as of 10pm. They have tweeted asking people in the area to keep windows shut and doors closed while they deal with the fire.

Police are also on the scene and have put road closures in place in Fornham and Flempton.

Hengrave thatch home fire

Crews have been working since 8pm to stop the fire - Credit: Suffolk Fire

Officers ask that the public find alternative routes.

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