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Another thatched roof fire

Fire crews attended a large roof fire last night at a thatched private property in the village of Upton in the Andover area.

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Crews tackle another thatched roof fire

Fire crews attended a large roof fire last night at a thatched home in the village of Upton in the Andover area.

Firefighters say they were called out just before 6pm. Eight engines were sent to the detached home and no-one was injured.

It took 65 firefighters to control the blaze that was finally put out just after midnight. The roof was completely destroyed.

More than 200 firefighters were in action the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, dealing with seven fires in thatched properties in Hampshire and Dorset.

Firefighters' advice on thatched properties can be found here.

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