Dartmoor ablaze

Billows of smoke have been filling the sky above Dartmoor as part of an ancient type of land management called swaling, but what is it?

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Fire on board pleasure cruiser on River Dart

The African Queen was well alight when fire crews arrived Credit: Paul Reid

Fire fighters have spent the night dealing with a fire on board a boat moored in the Dart Estuary at Dartmouth.

The 51ft pleasure boat called The African Queen was well alight and a number of appliances were required.

The 51ft pleasure boat has been badly damaged Credit: Paul Reid


First pictures of the Horns Cross cottage fire

Road and fire officers
The scene this morning at Horns Cross Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway
Road and cottage
The cottage has been virtually destroyed inside Credit: ITV News/Seth Conway

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.


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