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Thatched House Fire in Thurston

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More than 70 firefighters spent the night tackling a blaze at a thatched house in Suffolk.

Crews were called to Pepper Lane in Thurston just before 21:00 GMT on Monday.

Appliances from across the county attended the fire, which saw part of the roof collapse onto the first floor of the building. The clear-up is now under way and an investigation into the cause of the fire has begun. No-one was hurt in what is the second major thatched roof fire Suffolk firefighters have dealt with within a week. Last Friday a cottage on Poy Street Green in Rattlesden was left virtually destroyed by fire.