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Gorse fire: road closures throughout rush hour

Credit: ITV West Country

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.


Woman dies after a house fire in Tolgus Mount

An investigation is now underway. Credit: ITV News

A woman has died after a house fire near Redruth.

Fire services were called to Tolgus Mount at 10:45am after reports of a person inside a property on fire.

An elderly woman was the only person inside and the fire was contained within the one room.

An investigation is now underway between the fire service and police.

The woman has not been formally identified though her immediate family have been told.

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