Firefighters from across Wiltshire are currently tackling a serious blaze near Marlborough.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the fire, involving a detached thatched cottage in the village of Ham, at around 3pm this afternoon.
More than a dozen fire crews remain at the scene this evening, with neighboring fire services including Hampshire and Berkshire providing assistance at the incident.
The fire has been contained to the affected property and most of the occupants’ possessions have been salvaged with the help of the local community. The occupants have escaped without injury.
A fire service spokesperson said: “People living in Ham are advised to keep doors and windows closed while the fire is still burning, due to significant amounts of smoke. The road to Buttermere is currently closed due to the number of fire vehicles in attendance.”
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