Fire fighters tackle flooding in Ilfracombe properties


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A pub and a ground floor flat were both affected by flooding in two separate incidents yesterday evening (Tues).

FIRE fighters were called to deal with flooding in two properties in Ilfracombe last night (Tues) after heavy rain throughout the day.

At around 6.55pm a fire crew from Ilfracombe responded to a call from a pub in the High Street reporting water coming into the bar area.

The flood water affected the ground floor of the property which measured 10 metres by five metres.

The crew used a mini ejector pump with a hose reel to remove the water.

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They also requested the attendance of Devon County Council with a gully sucker to clear blocked road drains.

South West Water was also called to deal with backed up sewage drains.

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Just five minutes after the first callout, another crew from Ilfracombe was called to reports of flooding inside a house at Mill Head.

The crew confirmed flooding inside the property caused by a blocked drain in an enclosed courtyard.

The electric supply to a ground floor flat was affected by the water and fire crews isolated the electricity supply in the property.

They also assisted residents in clearing the floodwater.

Were you affected by flooding after yesterday’s rainfall? Email or tweet us @northdevon24.

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