Fire fighters tackle roof blaze

10:09 18 October 2012

�

Archant

Four fire engines were scrambled to the scene in Monkleigh last night (Wed).

FIRE FIGHTERS were scrambled to reports of a roof on fire early yesterday (Wed) evening in Monkleigh.

Two fire engines from Bideford arrived at the scene at 6pm after the caller phoned to say his roof had caught fire.

The crews found smoke issuing from the roof and further appliances from Torrington and Appledore were quickly called.

The fire involved a wood burner in a single storey extension which caused a fire in two separate roof spaces.

Crews used eight breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one covering jet and one compressed air foam jet to fight the blaze.

The roof was left 50 per cent damaged by the fire.

0 comments

Other News Stories

46 minutes ago
The Civic Centre, Barnstaple

Council says it does not intent to spend £2.4m on repairs.

Read more
Max was rushed to the vets after eating palm oil on Westward Ho!

One dog ingested palm oil on Westward Ho!, while another suddenly fell ill after walking on Wilder Beach in Ilfracombe.

Read more
09:38
Woolsery School Council Executive:- Baz Meeson, Alice Arkless, Ben Pomeroy, Harriet Heywood and Aidan McBride with the new equipment.

Project to hand baubles from scaffolding of vacant pub raised hundreds-of-pounds for school.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:53
Simon Harris.

A former Shebber College school teacher described as a prolific and calculating sexual predator has been jailed for 17 years and four months after abusing vulnerable young Kenyan street children.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder