A hotel company based in Torquay has been fined £40,000 for breaking safety rules after guests were trapped by a blaze.
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15 fire engines and more than 70 fire crew members have been working on the fire at a thatched cottage in Horns Cross near Bideford. No one is inside the building. The A39 has been closed. Our reporter Seth Conway is at the scene and has sent these pictures.
Lates from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue: The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service attended to assist the home owner. Crews are still using breathing apparatus and making steady progress. A building inspector has been requested to attend.
15 fire engines and around 70 firefighters are still on the scene at Downwater Cottages in Horns Cross, west of Bideford, after a fire engulfed a thatched cottage early this morning. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service say no one is inside the property.
The A39 is closed between Clovelly Road and Buck's Cross.
The road is closed as fire crews battle a large fire at a thatched cottage in Horns Cross near Bideford. 15 fire engines have been sent to the scene. More details as we get them.
A large fire engulfed a thatched cottage at Horns Cross near Bideford in the early hours of this morning. 15 fire engines have been sent to the scene. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are still there and will be releasing more details shortly.
Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire in a derelict barn in Maiden Green, Threemilestone. Fire crews were called out at 22:40 last night. The fire is being treated as arson.
The body of a woman, believed to be in her twenties, has been recovered from a caravan fire in Weymouth. Officers are continuing to investigate what happened. Her death is still being treated as unexplained.
A body has been found in the remains of a caravan fire in Weymouth.
Police and fire crews were called to Martleaves Farm in Ryemead Lane just before ten o'clock last night. The incident is being investigated as an unexplained death.