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Thatch fire - Brampton - Huntingdonshire

On Monday (25) at 5.27pm, crews were called to reports of a thatched roof fire at a house on Church Road, Brampton.

Firefighters attended from Huntingdon, Kimbolton, Sawtry, Chatteris, March, Yaxley, the north roaming fire engine, St Neots, Papworth, Cambridge and Sandy (Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service).

The water carrier from Ramsey and the incident command unit also responded. A drone was also used at the incident.

Crews arrived to find the thatched roof of a property partially alight.

Firefighters got to work using hose reels and began breaking up the thatch to create a firebreak. Firefighters also worked to save contents from the house.

Working incredibly hard to remove the thatch, firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties.

The incident began scaling down at around 9.30pm and the road was reopened shortly after.

Crews had all returned to their stations by 10.40pm. The incident will be reinspected overnight.

An investigation will take place to determine the most likely cause of the fire.