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Thatched pub damaged by fire in Northamptonshire

The Boot Inn on fire
Image caption The Boot Inn caught fire in the early hours of Friday morning

Crews have been tackling a blaze at an 18th Century pub in Northamptonshire.

They were called to the Boot Inn in Wollaston, near Wellingborough, at about 0300 BST on Friday.

The thatched roof and first floor of the pub, which is a Grade II listed building, were reported to be well alight.

Firefighters are still at the scene and a structural engineer is due to inspect the building later. Local road closures are in place.

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