Fire Crews Attend A Thatched Roof Fire In Audlem

Firefighters have been at the scene of a roof fire involving a property with a thatched roof shortly after 7pm last night.
The incident took place at an address on Whitchurch Road in Audlem.

A staggering amount of 14 appliances attended the incident including an aerial appliance.
The roof of the property, which measured some 15m x 5m, was well alight when fire crews arrived.

Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two main jets, hose reel jets and a covering jet to tackle the blaze.
Gas and electricity supplies to the property were isolated as the crews continued to fight the blaze.
Fire crews, six wearing breathing apparatus, worked to remove the thatch as two hose reel jets and three main jets were targeted on the fire.

The road was closed to enable operations to progress and once the fire was extinguished and damping down had been carried out, a salvage operation was done afterwards.
A full inspection of the property was undertaken using a thermal imaging camera to ensure there were no further hotspots of fire and an ambulance attended as a precaution for the owner of the property.

This comes only three days after a fire in the thatched roof at the White Lion public house in Barthomley.

Source – Cheshire Fire Service

Audlem Roof Fire