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A family has been left homeless after their house near Cullompton was destroyed in a fire overnight. A father and four children escaped unhurt.
Fire officers say the lives of the Lush family were saved by having working smoke alarms and an escape plan.
Seth Conway reports:
Incident Commander Nigel Deasy, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
Fire officers have praised a family for their actions after a fire destroyed their home near Cullompton.
Working smoke alarms alerted the family to the danger when the blaze started in the kitchen of their end-of-terrace property, and they were able to leave their home quickly and safely.
A closed internal door also helped delay the spread of the fire while the four children and their father left the house without stopping to pick up possessions. Two dogs and a cat also left the property safely.
Five people have been saved from a house fire in Bradninch near Cullompton, Devon. They were rescued by crews who were called out just before 3am. Two children have been taken to hospital with breathing difficulties.
The end-of-terrace house has been destroyed and an investigation is underway.