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Thatched cottage fire in Wiltshire

60 firefighters have been tackling a fire in the roof of two thatched cottages in Rushall near Upavon in Wiltshire. The alarm was raised at 2pm.

It started near the central chimney in the semi-detached cottages and the firefighters stopped it spreading by creating fire breaks in the thatch. Crews were at the scene for six hours.

It is not yet known how it was started.