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.
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A partial solar eclipse can pose more risk to eyesight than a full one, scientists have warned.
The power went out at around 12pm and reports suggest that up to 8,000 homes were affected.
The USA will have a total eclipse but the South West will be able to see part of the sun covered by the moon.