VIDEO: Battle to save thatched cottage after roof blaze in Arley

Northwich Guardian: Battle to save thatched cottage after roof blaze Battle to save thatched cottage after roof blaze

MORE than 40 firefighters battled to save a thatched cottage in Arley after its roof caught fire.

Eight fire engines from across Cheshire worked to contain the blaze, which was reported at 7.20pm on Thursday.

Crews initially used breathing apparatus to fight the flames but were withdrawn because of fears about part of the roof of the two-storey house, in Budworth Road.

Gas and electric to the property were isolated and they tackled the fire from the outside using ladders and hose reels.

The fire was contained by 10.15pm and firefighters worked to save one wing of the house and salvage property from the ground floor.

Water supplies were boosted by using a nearby pond.

A fire engine was still at the scene today, Friday, to continue damping down and a thermal imaging camera is being used to check for hotspots.

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6:36pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Fredericus says...

If someone can afford to live in a house like that, then I'm quite sure that they can afford the repairs.
If someone can afford to live in a house like that, then I'm quite sure that they can afford the repairs. Fredericus
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1:46pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Cymo says...

So sad! This shows what can happen when people make a brave decision to fully preserve the character of traditional buildings. Good luck to the owners in restoration.
So sad! This shows what can happen when people make a brave decision to fully preserve the character of traditional buildings. Good luck to the owners in restoration. Cymo
  • Score: 11

9:39am Mon 14 Apr 14

MrT1976 says...

Fredericus wrote:
If someone can afford to live in a house like that, then I'm quite sure that they can afford the repairs.
What a ridiculous statement to make. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]Fredericus[/bold] wrote: If someone can afford to live in a house like that, then I'm quite sure that they can afford the repairs.[/p][/quote]What a ridiculous statement to make. Idiot. MrT1976
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