Three people, including a 91 year old woman escaped unharmed after fire broke out in a thatched cottage in Essex.
Around fifty firefighters from across Essex and Hertfordshire were called to the cottage on Chickney Road in Henham on Saturday night after reports the fire was alight.**
A 91 year old woman and a couple who were inside when the fire broke out managed to escape before the firefighters turned up.
The roof collapsed into the first floor of the cottage but fire crews managed to salvage some belongings for the owners.
The cause of the fire is unknown but a full investigation will be carried out.