Eighteen fire engines were called to Church Street in Cranborne, after a fire broke out shortly after 6pm on Wednesday.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire and retrieve all of the property owner’s belongings.
Local residents were advised to stay inside and “keep windows and doors closed”.
The main road going through village was closed overnight but has since reopened.
Fantastic work tonight at Cranborne. Despite damage to thatched roof, firefighters successfully avoided significant fire damage to the rest of the property and worked hard to salvage all of the owners possessions! Scaling down attendance in next hour or so. Great Job 👍
— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) February 27, 2019