Gorse fire threatened thatched cottage
Fire fighters battle to contain blaze
SIX fire appliances were sent to deal with a gorse fire in North Devon last night (Tuesday) which at one time threatened to engulf a thatched cottage.
Initially, one appliance from Bideford went to moorland at Powlers Piece, near Bradworhy, where they found a large amount of gorse alight.
A second Bideford appliance was called and the crews reported a fire front of approximately half-a-mile.
A third appliance came from Torrington, but the fire was spreading near a thatched cottage and three more appliances, from Appledore, Holsworthy and Hartland, along with the incident command unit and support pump from Ilfracombe, were called in.
You may also want to watch:
Using beaters and a hose reel jet, the fire fighters managed to stop the blaze 50 metres from the cottage and the incident was dealt with by 11pm. At its height, the fire covered approximately five hectares of the moor.
- 1 52-year-old man dies in three car crash between Bideford and Torrington
- 2 Police investigate midnight assault on scooter rider in Barnstaple
- 3 North Devon Healthcare Trust department awarded Academic status
- 4 Northam Murder: Grieving family condemn killer's lies and cruelty
- 5 Barnstaple Fair set to return for 2021 - 'May the show go on!'
- 6 Northam Murder: 'Merciless' carer gets life for killing client who caught him stealing
- 7 Coveted Muddy Stiletto award for Bideford's Josie's Interiors
- 8 Man dies after 'single vehicle collision' on the A386
- 9 Northam Murder: Carer guilty of brutal murder of frail widow
- 10 Man dies after crash involving two lorries and a motorbike near Torrington