A HUGE fire tore through five houses on the same street with families forced to flee their homes.
The blaze erupted at the thatched building in Hengrave, Suffolk, just after midnight.
Residents were evacuated as firefighters were scrambled to the street.
There are no reported injuries and a road closure is currently in place in both directions on Bury Road near to Hengrave Hall and on Mill Road.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said 15 crews were raced to the scene from all over the country.
They confirmed the residents were evacuated from connecting properties as a safety precaution.
It is understood part of the thatched roof collapsed into the first floor of the building, which has been split into five separate homes.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are currently attending an incident in Hengrave. Crews will be on scene throughout the night.
"The A1101 has been closed at Mill Road. Please avoid the area and seek an alternative route."
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