Fire tears through five homes in Hengrave near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk

  • Drone images show the aftermath of the fire in the village

Drone pictures show the devastation left at a smoking row of five thatched cottages which went up in flames overnight.

The homes on Bury Road in Hengrave near Bury St Edmunds were evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday, after the fire service was called at around 1.18am.

Six fire engines were sent to the scene after the thatch caught light.

There are no reported injuries.

Road closures are in place on Bury Road near to Hengrave Hall and on Mill Road.

Firefighter Sam Linton tweeted: "A long night out in Hengrave dealing with a Thatched Roof fire. Multiple crews from @SuffolkFire out in freezing conditions."

Simon Catchpole wrote on Facebook: "Just got home after a very busy early morning @ Hengrave, with the Salvation Army Emergency Response Unit, providing refreshments to the fire service."

A row of five cottages in Hengrave in Suffolk has gone up in flames. Credit: @SamLinton32
Crews were called to a fire in Hengrave near Bury St Edmunds early this morning. Credit: Simon Catchpole

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