FIRE: Crews race to salvage property

Firefighters are in a race to salvage property from a house in Wethersfield.

Crews from Dunmow, Thaxted, Halstead and Braintree were called to a fire in a thatched property on Brick Kiln Green around 11.30am this morning (Aug 16).

After an hour of tackling the blaze officers reported the thatched roof was 40 per cent alight.

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