Fire at Instow pub

Joseph Bulmer

Early morning blaze thought to have been caused by tumble drier

FIREFIGHTERS were called to put out a fire in an Instow pub earlier this morning (Monday).

Two crews from Bideford used breathing apparatus, hose reels, a jet and thermal image camera to tackle the blaze at the Instow Arms on Marine Parade at around 7.30am

A further team from Barnstaple used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the property of smoke, thought to have been caused by a tumble drier in a rear room of the building.