Investigation underway into historic building fire

Crews at the scene last night [Wednesday] Credit: ITV Westcountry

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at the 17th century Sydenham House in Devon.

Crews are still at the scene after the fire broke out in a first floor bedroom of the grade one listed building near Okehampton yesterday afternoon.

The roof and top floor were severely damaged and most of the lower floors affected by water damage.

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Fire Devastates Listed Building

More than 60 firefighters from across Devon and Cornwall were at the scene of a serious fire at Sydenham House near Okehampton in Devon last night.