Road reopens after 60 firefighters tackle Dorset thatch roof blaze

Two crews are still at the scene of a thatch fire in Weymouth in Dorset. Credit: @DWFRSWareham

Two crews are still at the scene of a thatch fire in Weymouth in Dorset.

At its height, sixty five firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at a cottage in Poxwell.

The fire broke out in a kitchen just before 7pm on Thursday evening.


We will remain on scene throughout the night and the A353 will stay closed for some time yet.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

No one was injured in the fire.

The A353 between Warmwell Roundabout and Osmington Mills was shut on Thursday overnight but reopened on Friday morning.

Fire crews urged residents to avoid the area because of extensive smoke.