Balcony fire in three-storey Ilfracombe house


- Credit: Archant

Three fire engines were scrambled to tackle the fire which was spotted by a passer-by.

FIRE crews were called out to Ilfracombe yesterday evening (Sunday) after a passerby spotted a fire on a first floor balcony in Torrs Park.

Three fire engines from Ilfracombe and Woolacombe and an aerial platform from Barnstaple were scrambled to the scene at around 8pm.

Fire fighters found a fire on the balcony of a three-storey property which was beginning to affect the building.

No residents were at the scene, and crews used two sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, a main jet to fight the blaze and a saw for cutting away.

The fire was believed to have been caused by accident.

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