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16th August, 2022 - 09:44: Firefighters from Chippenham attended a fire involving approximately 5...Read more

16th August, 2022 - 11.03: Two fire crews from Poole fire station and a crew from Westbourne fire...Read more

16th August, 2022 - 09.44: A fire crew from Chippenham is currently in attendance in Easton Lane ...Read more

16th August, 2022 - 08:29: Firefighters from Springbourne attended a property with alarm sounding...Read more

15th August, 2022 - 10:32: 10:32 - crews from Verwood and Blandford attended a large agricultural...Read more

11th August, 2022 - 02:19: In the early hours of this morning a member of the public reported see...Read more

10th August, 2022 - 20:07: Fire fighters from Verwood Fire Station extinguished a fire in the cen...Read more

Thatched properties

The counties of Dorset and Wiltshire have thousands of thatched homes – although there is no increased risk of fire within thatched properties, the impact of a fire is far greater.

Thatch fires are typically attended by in excess of 50 firefighters, at least eight appliances and often for over 24 hours. The National Society of Master Thatchers estimate that the average cost of a thatch fire is in excess of £45,000.

A range of fire prevention tips can be found in our free downloadable advice leaflet, Your Thatched Home.

There is also a useful downloadable leaflet from the Thatch Advice Centre.

Further advice can also be found on the National Society of Master Thatchers website.

Owners of thatched properties can request a free Safe & Well visit – just give us a call on 0800 038 2323 or apply here.

 

 

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