North Devon firefighters tackle bungalow fire in Parracombe

PUBLISHED: 07:33 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 07:33 02 November 2017

The fire service was called to the barn blaze this afternoon (Sunday).

The fire service was called to the barn blaze this afternoon (Sunday).

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Firefighters from across North Devon have battled a blaze into the night after being called to a bungalow on fire in Parracombe.

The fire service responded to reports of a fire in the roof space of a property in Sout Dean Corner shortly before 8.15pm last night tasking two fire engines from Lynton, one from Ilfracombe and an aerial appliance from Barnstaple to attend the scene.

Upon arrival crews confirmed the fire in a bungalow roof was well alight and required further assistance. Two fire engines and a water bowser from Barnstaple and a command support unit from Ilfracombe were then sent to the scene.

The firefighters started tackling the blaze with two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main jet.

In a final update at 3.30am this morning (November 2) the fire service said a crew from Porlock and Bideford remained at the incident.

A fire service spokesman said: “The fire was within the roof void and spread to the remainder of the building. It was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, and one foam jet.

“There was severe fire damage to 90 per cent of the bungalow and 10 per cent smoke and water damage. The fire was believed to be accidental and crews are currently making up equipment. The British Red Cross emergency support team also attended this incident.”

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