Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

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.

Archant

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.

Related articles

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:29

A surprise extra trio brings the iconic ‘I’d rather be in North Devon’ fleet up to five

Read more
Yesterday, 12:58

Casualties described as ‘walking wounded’

Read more
Yesterday, 12:36

Beach operators have revealed the mystery behind strange black patches which have appeared on Saunton Sands.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:23

Police have released pictures of Bideford mugging which took place in Honestone Street - can you help identify the two suspects?

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58

An ex-fire fighter from South Molton is speaking out about mental health and living with paranoid schizophrenia, as part of our Let’s Talk About It campaign.

Read more
Wed, 17:51

Police call for victims to come forward after 21-year-old had to be carried home unconscious after just three drinks...

Read more
Wed, 15:21

Police are looking for information regarding the assault, which occurred on Sunday.

Read more
Wed, 12:33

The centre’s owners have said there are ‘several interested parties’ for the former BHS store and are working to keep Topshop ‘within Green Lanes’.

Read more
Wed, 10:00

Transformation of old quarry with hotel, holiday lodges and new nature reserve could create more than 100 new jobs

Read more
Wed, 09:38

Find a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event near you this week

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

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
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

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

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications