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Dorset crews tackle thatch fire near Bridport

By DavidBol  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

  • Around 45 firefighter tackled a blaze at Powerstock near Bridport (Photo: DFRS)

  • Around 45 firefighter tackled a blaze at Powerstock near Bridport (Photo: DFRS)

  • Around 45 firefighter tackled a blaze at Powerstock near Bridport (Photo: DFRS)

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Around 45 firefighters tackled a blaze at a thatched home near Bridport yesterday.

Crews from Bridport, Beaminster, Charmouth and Dorchester were called to the fire in Powerstock at around 4:40pm.

No one was injured by the fire, which is thought to have been caused by the property's chimney.

Station Mananger Stuart Jeneson, incident commander said: "Crews did a fantastic job knocking back the fire and keeping property damage to a minimum.

"It was a small area of thatch involved adjacent to the chimney. We always recommend chimneys are swept and well maintained, especially in thatch properties."

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