Fire rips through thatched cottage in Braintree as photos show extent of damage – RECAP

A historical thatched roof of a cottage was destroyed in a fire building in Braintree this morning (June 13). The incident happened on Cressing Road where Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) was called shortly after midnight.

Essex fire crews from 15 fire stations across the county came on the scene to tackle the blaze. The thatched roof of the cottage was well alight.

The occupants managed to get out of the property. The property was extensively damaged as the roof of the cottage was destroyed with three crews still at the scene after the fire was extinguished.

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The cause of the fire is unknown but ECFRS stated they will be launching a full investigation into the incident. Cressing Road was closed as a result of the fire with the closure between Coggeshall Road and Trotters Road.

The road was closed throughout the morning with slow traffic being reported in the surrounding are. Traffic flow returned to normal when the road reopened at around 12.49 am, according to traffic reports.

Station Manager Howard Midwood said: “Sadly there has been extensive damage to a historical thatched cottage but thanks to the skill and professionalism of the firefighters, the fire was stopped from spreading to the neighbouring properties and as many personal possessions as possible could be saved from inside. Our control room team also did a fantastic job, coordinating the response.”

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