Three buildings involved in major fire at Chilsworthy


- Credit: Archant

Five fire engines spent hours tackling the blaze, with one casualty treated for smoke inhalation.

FIVE fire engines spent more than three hours tackling a major fire in Chilsworthy last night (Wed) involving two sheds and a house.

Crews from Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Hartland initially arrived at the scene in Quarry Park at around 7.35pm but called upon two more pumps from Bude.

The incident command unit from Ilfracombe also attended.

The fire had started in two sheds but had spread to the adjacent two-storey house, which was then evacuated.

Paramedics also attended the scene and treated a man for smoke inhalation.

Fire fighters used eight breathing apparatus wearers, four hose reel jets and one main jet to combat the blaze.

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At 9.30pm, crews were making steady progress containing the fire, with all five pumps still in use.

By 10.40pm, crews were still damping down the scene but the incident was scaled down.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown but a police spokesman confirmed officers were investigating how the blaze started.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 680 of March 20, 2013.

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