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Latest Incidents

27th March, 2020 - 08.03pm: 2 fire crews from Chippenham have attended an RTC on Lowden. This invo...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:31: Salisbury were mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. Crews managed ...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:28: Westbury mobilised to smell of burning. After further investigation no...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:12: Tisbury mobilised to alarms sounding in residential building. This tur...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 19:33: Redhill mobilised to report of alarms sounding on Wimborne Road in Bou...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 18:14: Swindon mobilised to a report of a small fire in the open, after inves...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 2.41pm: Purse Caundle - One crew from the Sherborne fire station were mobilise...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 1.22pm: Long Dean - One crew from the Chippenham fire station were mobilised t...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.38am: Swindon - One crew from the Swindon fire station were mobilised to a r...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.00am: Christchurch - One crew from the Christchurch fire station were mobili...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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