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Shepton Beauchamp road closed during thatched cottage chimney fire investigation

By WG_SForrester  |  Posted: February 05, 2013

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A road in Shepton Beauchamp was closed by police as firefighters investigated a fire at a thatched cottage.

The fire was reported just before 3pm on Saturday at Croft cottage.

A spokesman from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "Upon arrival, crews confirmed a chimney fire, with no physical flames showing and no smoke, however the wood burner appeared to be very hot.

"Crews investiagted the loft area with a thermal imaging camera and extinguished the fire using chimney gear. It did not affect the thatched roof."

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