A dozen fire engines were called to a home in Devon after its thatch roof caught on fire. Crews worked overnight to put the blaze out.Read the full story ›
An emergency call handler has been sacked after firefighters took an hour-and-a-half to reach a fatal blaze.Read the full story ›
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.
Crews arrived in Uplyme on the Devon Dorset border to find a detached house well alight, and called for help from other stations.Read the full story ›
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service say that the fire in the commercial unit measures approximately 40m x 10m.Read the full story ›
The South West sees more than 100 tumble dryer fires in a year, with 61 attended by the Devon and Somerset Fire Service aloneRead the full story ›
Emergency services have spent the night tackling a large house fire on Dartmoor. One elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation.Read the full story ›
The fire service in Devon and Somerset has begun using specially adapted oxygen masks to help save family pets in house fires.Read the full story ›
Emergency services were called to Tiverton Business Park this afternoon, where they found half a building "well alight".Read the full story ›
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.