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M5 and A30 reopen after serious crashes on the region's roads

The A30 reopened at 2pm following a fatal crash. Credit: ITV News

The M5 southbound has now reopened between junction 28 (Cullompton) and junction 29 (Exeter) following a serious collision earlier today. The section of motorway in Devon was closed after an incident at 6.45am.

Police have now completed their on-scene investigations and all three lanes were reopened just before 4pm.

An earlier incident also closed the M5 southbound between junction 25 (Taunton) and junction 26 (Wellington) and the A30 was reopened in Devon at 2pm following an early-morning incident between the A35 and A303 at Otter Vale.

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Bearded Dragon rescued from house fire

Crews rescued a pet Bearded Dragon, like the one pictured here. Credit: Zaruba Ondrej/ PA

Firefighters have rescued a pet Bearded Dragon after being called to a house fire in Devon.

Crews were mobilised to a house in Torquay, where they found heavy smoke coming from a ground floor bedroom.

They confirmed there had been a small fire in a vivarium - and rescued a pet Bearded Dragon.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

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Gorse fire: road closures throughout rush hour

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A major gorse fire in Devon had closed a road near the scene.

The B3180 is closed between Four Firs and Halfway Inn on the A3052.

More that 20 fire engines were called to the scene on Woodbury Common yesterday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen for miles across Exeter and Haldon Hill.

One firefighter was taken to hospital, and several others needed medical treatment at the scene as they tackled the fire.

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