FIRE CREWS continue to battle a thatch blaze in Denchworth this morning and parts of the village remain cordoned off.

Firefighters were called to the large single storey office building at 2.56am.

Ten crews battled the fire and chopped down trees to prevent it spreading to neighbouring buildings.

Group Manager Heycock, incident commander said “ Our crews have worked really hard to protect surrounding properties whilst fighting the main fire. The fire was so intense, that at times it was impossible to walk down the road past the fire due to the radiant heat."