Early morning job for village fire crews

Firefighters called to Winkleigh lounge fire

VILLAGE firefighters were called to deal with a fire in a lounge at a home in Winkleigh in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Crews from Chulmleigh, Hatherleigh and North Tawton were scrambled after the alarm was raised shortly after midnight.

The small fire involving a plastic screen around a fireplace was out on arrival and officers who inspected the property believe the cause was accidental.

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