Two men were had to be treated by paramedics after a chimney fire in Lee last night (Wednesday).

One fire appliance from Woolacombe and two from Ilfracombe were called to the village shortly after 10.30pm, for what was initially believed to be a kitchen fire.

When they arrived they found kitchen of the property was filled with smoke, and the two men were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

After investigation, crews confirmed the chimney fire and used specialist chimney gear to put the fire out.