Oxford

Thatched roof destroyed in Knighton cottage blaze

Thatched cottage fire Image copyright Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption Incident commander Mike Adcock praised the "fantastic efforts" of the crews

The thatched roof of a Grade II listed cottage was "100% destroyed" in a fire.

Sixty firefighters were sent to the property in Knighton near Faringdon, Oxfordshire, shortly after 19:20 BST on Saturday.

Incident commander Mike Adcock praised the "fantastic efforts" of crews who stopped flames spreading to neighbouring properties.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters are expected to remain at the site until Monday.

Image copyright Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The roof was "100% destroyed", an Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said