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.