Fire fighters tackle Barnstaple bedsit blaze

Joseph Bulmer

Road closed following Newport Terrace fire.

A man had to be treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at Newport Terrace in Barnstaple last night (Thursday.)

Fire crews from Barnstaple and Bideford discovered a small fire in the bathroom of a ground floor bedsit after several 999 calls were made at around 6.45pm.

Four fire fighters donned breathing apparatus and used a covering hose jet to deal with the flames, before ventilation equipment was used to get rid of the smoke.

The casualty was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service. The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Fire investigation officers are looking into the cause of the blaze.