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BREAKING NEWS: Fire crews called to Bickington blaze

17:33 15 February 2014

Four fire crews were called to the blaze, which took place at the building next to the Old Barn Inn in Bickington

Four fire crews were called to the blaze, which took place at the building next to the Old Barn Inn in Bickington

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PHOTOS and VIDEO: Firefighters currently working to bring large fire next to the Old Barn Inn under control

The scene of the fire at Bickington today (Sat).The scene of the fire at Bickington today (Sat).

Update 7.40pm: The road remains closed to traffic, with police directing at the Cedars roundabout.

Fire crews have reduced to one, and fire fighters remain dampening down the scene.

FIRE crews are currently battling a major fire on Bickington Road in Barnstaple.

The fire in Bickington today (Sat)The fire in Bickington today (Sat)

Three fire engines and an aerial platform from Barnstaple and Braunton were scrambled to the scene after multiple reports of the fire just before 5pm

The vacant building next to the Old Barn Inn on Tews Lane was well alight by the time they arrived.

Fire fighters fought the flames wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets rigged up to water hydrants in the street.

But the flames consumed the roof and much of the walls with billows of smoke visible for miles.

Western Power Distribution also attended the scene to disconnect an electricty cable from the property.

Fire crews are currently still at the scene and the road remains closed.

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