Thatched Cottage Fire

Fifteen fire engines have been called to a fire at a thatched cottage at Horns Cross near Bideford.

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Cottage fire latest: no one inside property

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.

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