Roof destroyed by fire at Swanage home

FIRE crews fought to control a blaze at a house in Swanage on Friday afternoon.

The incident saw people relaxing on the beach shocked to see smoke billowing from a property in the Ballard area of the town at around 1.10pm.

A crew from Swanage was among emergency services sent to the scene, which rose to five pumps, where a Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said they found a ‘developed’ fire in the roof space.

“The fire was extinguished using six breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a main line and by stripping the tiles off the roof and damping down,” they added.

“Crews were on scene for several hours and a re-inspection took place at 9pm.”

It is understood no one was hurt in the incident.

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