Police and fire investigate Bickington fire

10:36 17 February 2014

The scene of the fire in Bickington the morning after.

The scene of the fire in Bickington the morning after.

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House completely destroyed on Saturday evening as flames engulfed the building.

The fire in Bickington on Saturday evening.The fire in Bickington on Saturday evening.

POLICE and fire fighters are currently investigating the cause of a huge blaze which destroyed a house in Bickington on Saturday.

The historical cob house next to the Old Barn Inn on Bickington Road was engulfed by flames when fire fighters arrived just before 5pm.

Three fire crews from Barnstaple and Braunton spent several hours battling the blaze using four breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.

After around an hour at the scene, an aerial platform ladder from Barnstaple attended to fight the flames from above.

The road was closed for several hours while crews dampened down the building which began to crumble.

A fence has been erected around the dangerous structure now and the footpath has been cordoned off amid fears it could crumble.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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