Cuxham thatched cottage damaged by 'serious' blaze

More than 30 firefighters have tackled a "serious" blaze at a thatched cottage in south Oxfordshire.

Crews managed to stop the fire in Cuxham, near Watlington, from spreading to the roof of the cottage, on Tuesday.

No-one was injured and the fire investigators said it was caused by an unattended open fire.

The fire service said if it had been left "only a few more minutes" it could have been "far worse" and would have threatened nearby properties.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

Min. Night 13 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • LettuceNo more needles?

    How scientists are growing lettuce leaves that produce the vaccines for diseases such as malaria

Programmes

  • The Wrecking Crew OrchestraClick Watch

    The Japanese dance group using wearable technology to light up their act

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.