Family escape thatch fire

Up to 30 firefighters have tackled a thatch blaze in Oxfordshire.

The cottage at East Hagbourne near Didcot at 10:30pm last night. No-one was hurt int he fire.

30 firefighters tackle thatch blaze

Upto 30 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a thatched cottage in Oxfordshire.

Crews from Wantage, Didcot, Abingdon, Woodstock, Oxford, Kidlington, Wheatley and Eynsham were called to the cottage at East Hagbourne near Didcot at 10:30pm on Saturday night.

The fire rapidly spread to the roof of the cottage. The occupiers escaped unhurt.

Crews worked through the night damping down the thatch. The road will remain closed for much of Sunday.

Advertisement