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Thatched cottage in Hampshire goes up in flames

More than 60 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a thatched cottage in North Hampshire.

The roof in Hartley Wespall went up in flames at around 6pm on Sunday.

Luckily no-one was injured.

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

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Fire crews from across Hampshire and Berkshire managed to save half of the roof.

Crews from Basingstoke, Hartley Wintney, Odiham, Tadley, Rushmoor, Overton, Winchester, St Mary's, Fleet, Andover, Eastleigh and Alton all helped tackle the blaze and salvage possessions.

Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

On arrival we were faced with a well-developed thatch fire in a remote location with a limited water supply and worked well with our colleagues from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and other partner agencies to overcome these challenges.

"It is a devastating incident for the owners of the property but due to the incredible efforts of our firefighters we managed to implement a good fire break, save all the possessions and half of the building.”

– Jerry Leonard, Incident Commander, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service