Fire crews called to Stella Maris Court this afternoon (Thursday)

Fire engines from Bideford and Appledore were called to a fire at Stella Maris Court this afternoon (Thursday).

When they arrived they found smoke inside one of the properties at the sheltered housing complex and climbed in through a first floor window.

The cause was found to be a small fire in the kitchen due to unattended food being left on a cooker.

No injuries were reported.