Investigations are underway after an elderly man died in a house fire in Plymouth.
It's thought to have started in the living room early yesterday (Jan 17) morning at his home in Efford.
Fire Crews rescued the man's wife who remains in a serious condition in hospital.
A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a property in Yelverton.
Police, ambulance and the fire service attended the property in Fore Street, Bere Alston.
Fire and Police received a call at around 7am this morning (Dec 26).
An inquest into the death of a man who died in a flat fire in Plymouth on New Year's morning, will be heard today.
George Somers, 43, died in the early hours as fire raged through his top storey flat in Union Street.
The former nurse was set to marry his partner Bart Somers, who managed to escape from the flat fire.
The inquest was formally opened in January when evidence of identification was given.
Twelve nursing home residents in Cornwall will have to spend the night in alternative accommodation after a fire broke out in their care home.
Three crews attended the incident at the residential home in Trebetherick this morning.
The fire broke out in the kitchen and had spread throughout the ground floor.
Staff had evacuated everyone out of the building by the time firefighters arrived. An investigation is now underway as to what caused the fire.
Eleven firefighters on two appliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised to the incident.
A number of repeat calls to the fire were received so a third appliance from Delabole carrying six crew was assigned to the incident.
Smoke was issuing from the property on crews arrival, fortunately staff at the residential home had evacuated all of the 12 residents.
Fire crews in Yealmpton are dampening down after a fire at a thatched property. Firefighters in Devon have spent hours containing the fire after it started in the chimney and spread to the thatched roof of two properties.
Multiple vehicles attended the scene of a fire in the thatched roof of two properties in Yampton.
A specialist crew was also brought in from Somerset. They've pulled the thatch down and used an aerial platform and high volume water pumps to tackle the flames.
Crews even managed to rescue many of the belongings from both homes.
Group Commander Robbie Woods has praised all who helped bring the fire under control:
People out there watching this who own a thatch are probably quite concerned and I would say if you've got any concerns at all, and if you've not got precautions in place, contact your local fire station or look at the website and we'll be able to offer you any assistance that you need
A chimney fire at a house in Devon has spread to the thatched roof of two properties.
On arrival at the address in Yealmpton crews confirmed that 25 per cent of the thatched roof was alight. Just after 5pm crews called for further assistance, and firefighters are still tackling the fire.
10 appliances have been called to help deal with the blaze, including an Aerial platform from Crownhill, a Water Bowser from Plympton, High Volume pumps from Clyst St George and a Command Support Unit from Wiveliscombe.
Five teenagers have been arrested after a huge fire at a disused holiday camp in Brixham. A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of arson. A 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage to property.
And a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to property. All five have been bailed until August pending further enquiries.
Three young men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a huge fire at a disused holiday camp in Brixham in South Devon. Fire crews have spent the evening damping down after the blaze started this afternoon. Richard Lawrence reports.
Firefighters are tackling a major fire in Brixham tonight.
At least 6 fire crews have been called to the scene at the former Pontins site at the Wall Park Holiday Park. Residents are being advised to keep their windows closed.