In just 24 hours four cottages were destroyed in fires which are all thought to have started in the chimney. It's prompted fresh warnings from the fire service about the need to keep chimneys maintained. Jonty Messer reports.
A fourth thatched cottage has been largely destroyed in Hunthay near Axminster. It is the third thatched cottage fire in the West Country in 24 hours. In all, 12 fire engines were brought to the scene, as well as other support vehicles.