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Roof and first floor of Tiverton pub destroyed in fire

The cause of the fire at the Twyford Inn in Tiverton is under investigation Credit: Michael Slater

The roof and first floor of a pub in Tiverton have been destroyed in a fire. It broke out at the Twyford Inn in Newport Street just after 10 am.

The ground floor is severely damaged by fire and water.

The fire was put out by crews who brought in an aerial ladder platform, ladders and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Service and Police.

Western Power are also in attendance, isolating the electricity supply to the property.

PHOTOS: Fire at pub in Tiverton

Fire crews remain at the scene of a fire at the Twyford Inn in Tiverton. They were called to the scene in Newport Street just after 10 am today. At its height, more than 50 firefighters were working to bring it under control.

Their efforts have been caught on camera by photographer Michael Slater.

Most of the roof of the Twyford Inn has either collapsed or been destroyed by the flames Credit: Michael Slater
Nine fire engines were brought in to tackle the blaze on the corner of Newport Street and Bampton Street Credit: Michael Slater
A cordon was set up and neighbouring houses were evacuated Credit: Michael Slater
Fire crews called in a hydraulic platform to deal with the fire on the first floor and in the roof space Credit: Michael Slater
Crews used breathing apparatus to help them fight the fire, which also spread to neighbouring houses Credit: Michael Slater
Smoke from the fire filled the streets of Tiverton Credit: Michael Slater
A crucial source of water for the pumps Credit: Michael Slater
Ambulances were also standing by during today's emergency Credit: Michael Slater

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Canal to be reopened

Spectators gather for grand reopening of the Grand Western Canal in Halberton near Tiverton. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Grand Western Canal and towpath will officially re-open today more than a year after its banks were breached during a severe winter storm.

Narrow boats preparing for the grand reopening of the Grand Western Canal in Halberton near Tiverton. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Taunton line to close for 3 weeks

The main railway line between Taunton and Tiverton is to be closed for three weeks in the new year for repairs.

Network Rail is to spend £15 million upgrading the line and repairing a Victorian tunnel. Replacement coach services are planned along with extra car parking.

The closure is due to start on January the 18th and will last until February the 10th.

Network Rail is to spend £15 million upgrading the line and repairing a Victorian tunnel Credit: ITV News West Country

Fears grow for missing Tiverton woman

There is growing concern for a woman who's been reported missing from the Tiverton area. 48 year old Ann Holding was last seen on Tuesday morning at her home in Cadbury.

Devon and Cornwall Police are eager to speak to anyone with information.

Ann Holding Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police
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