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23rd January, 2020 - 21:00: Two crews from Swanage and 1 from Wareham have extinguished a fire in ...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 14:05: At  14:05 Fire control took an emergency call from a care line to repo...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 12:48: At 12:48 fire control took an emergency call from the police to report...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 12:15: At 12:15 Fire crews from Corsham and Chippenham were mobilised to repo...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 11:26: fire control took a 999 call to reports of a smell of smoke within the...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 11:11: At 11:11 one fire engine from Hamworthy fire station was sent to alarm...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 10:41: At 10:41 one fire engine from Swindon fire station was sent to alarms ...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 10:06: One fire engine from Poole fire station was sent to alarms sounding in...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 09:55am: 09:55 One fire engine from Royal Wootton Bassett mobilised to alarms s...Read more

23rd January, 2020 - 08:51am: At 0851 Andover were sent to reports of a car fire in Tidworth- The cr...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.

 

 

 

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