Sat, 24 Feb 2018
The roof of a thatched house in Goring-on-Thames has been "mostly destroyed" in a fire overnight.
Firefighters from Berkshire and Oxfordshire were called out to the blaze in High Street at around 9.30pm on Friday but the fire is still smouldering.
Firefighters had to fetch water from the Thames to help tackle the intense fire.
Crew manager at Newbury Fire Station, Mike Wilson, said that the thatched parts of the house had been mostly destroyed.
Oxfordshire councillor for Goring, Kevin Bulmer, said on Twitter
The fire in Goring was at a Beautiful riverside property called the boathouse, next to the Thames.— Kevin Bulmer (@bulmer_kevin) February 24, 2018
Fortunately nobody was hurt.
They deserve praise for fighting & containing t fire in a location that apart from plentiful water would have been a difficult one to fight a fire from.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Fire at the boathouse across from my flat last night. Was insane. Thankfully it’s seems no one was home. Good job to the fire service for containing it #goring #fire #theboathouse pic.twitter.com/y3pV4rt9TS— Louise (@louiibeth) February 24, 2018
(Picture from TVP South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse via Twitter)