TWO fire engines were scrambled in the early hours yesterday (Sun) to reports of a fire in a cottage. The crews from Ilfracombe discovered a fire in a first floor kitchen of the house in West Hagginton, Ilfracombe, at 1.37am. Fire fighters battled the blaze wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel jet. Crews confirmed 10 per cent of the kitchen was damaged by the fire, and the remainder of the first floor was damaged by smoke. A positive pressure ventilation fan was also used to vent the smoke from the property.