Fire in house in Gould Road started accidentally, said fire service.

An elderly person was rescued from a house fire in Barnstaple this morning (Tuesday).

Fire fighters from Barnstaple arrived in Gould Road to find a property fire in a two-story semi-detached home.

It was extinguished using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.

Fire crews guided an elderly occupier from the property and the cause of the fire was accidental.