Chimney fire at thatched pub

Joseph Bulmer

FIRE fighters tackled a chimney fire at the renowned Masons Arms at Knowstone last night (Tuesday) Fire engines from Dulverton and South Molton were sent to the thatched pub. A third pump from Witheridge was called in when it was feared the fire had spr

FIRE fighters tackled a chimney fire at the renowned Masons Arms at Knowstone last night (Tuesday)

Fire engines from Dulverton and South Molton were sent to the thatched pub.

A third pump from Witheridge was called in when it was feared the fire had spread into the roof void.

The crews removed about 10 per cent of the thatch and part of a bedroom wall to deal with the small fire. In the chimney breast cavity.

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