Thatched Cottage Fire

Fifteen fire engines have been called to a fire at a thatched cottage at Horns Cross near Bideford.

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First pictures of the Horns Cross cottage fire

The scene this morning at Horns Cross Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway
The cottage has been virtually destroyed inside Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway

15 fire engines and more than 70 fire crew members have been working on the fire at a thatched cottage in Horns Cross near Bideford. No one is inside the building. The A39 has been closed. Our reporter Seth Conway is at the scene and has sent these pictures.

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Cottage fire latest: no one inside property

15 fire engines and around 70 firefighters are still on the scene at Downwater Cottages in Horns Cross, west of Bideford, after a fire engulfed a thatched cottage early this morning. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service say no one is inside the property.

The A39 is closed between Clovelly Road and Buck's Cross.

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