Fire crews fight blaze in building

Three fire crews attended a fire in Holsworthy in a ground floor airing cupboard which subsequently spread throughout the building.

THREE fire crews fought a blaze in a two-storey building this afternoon (Wed).

Fire engines from Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Bude attended the fire at Manworthy Hill in the Holsworthy area just after 2pm.

A fire spokesman said: “Upon arrival crews confirmed a fire in a ground floor airing cupboard in a two storey building approx 30m x 10m well alight, and committed 2 breathing apparatus wearers and one hosereel.

“The fire subsequently spread to a void behind the kitchen units and breathing apparatus wearers were increased to six to assist in cutting away to expose the fire.”

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At 3.30pm the fire service reported that the incident was still ongoing, but good progress was being made.

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