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Car crashes into house in South Devon

Credit: Kingsbridge Police

A motorist and a homeowner have had a lucky escape after a car left the the A379 in Devon and hit the side of a house.

Police were called to the street in Yealmpton, South Devon in the early hours of this morning (Saturday)

The vehicle had crashed through some railings and hit the side of the house.

Devon and Cornwall Police say the motorist escaped with minor injuries and no-one who was in the house at the time was hurt.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police said the motorist escaped with minor injuries and no-one in the house was hurt.

Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to call 101.

Suspected arson attack in Yealmpton

Police were also called to the scene.

Several vehicles have been damaged after a suspected arson attack in Yealmpton near Plymouth.

Firefighters were called just after midnight on Monday 1 February to the Kitley Farm area. They found two vehicles well alight and the fire had also caused damage to other vehicles that were parked nearby.

Crews extinguished the flames - police also attended as the cause of this fire was believed to be deliberate.


Chimney fire spreads to thatched roof in Yealmpton

Chimney fire spreads to thatched roof Credit: ITV West Country

A chimney fire at a house in Devon has spread to the thatched roof of two properties.

On arrival at the address in Yealmpton crews confirmed that 25 per cent of the thatched roof was alight. Just after 5pm crews called for further assistance, and firefighters are still tackling the fire.

10 appliances have been called to help deal with the blaze, including an Aerial platform from Crownhill, a Water Bowser from Plympton, High Volume pumps from Clyst St George and a Command Support Unit from Wiveliscombe.

Devon chimney fire warms Santa's toes

Father Christmas: no comment on Devon chimney fire Credit: John Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

Emergency crews were called to a chimney fire at a house near Plymouth early this morning. Two fire engines rushed to the home in Yealm Park, Yealmpton to find a well-established blaze involving a wood burner.

The lintel of the chimney breast was badly damaged. Fire crews used ladders and specialist chimney gear together with thermal imaging cameras to make sure the blaze was extinguished. Nobody was reported hurt.

Father Christmas was not available for comment.

The clean-up continues in Yealmpton

Nine flood warnings are still in place today as parts of the region recover from the weekend's flooding.

Yealmpton in South Devon was among the worst affected places after the River Yealm burst its banks on Saturday.

Many properties suffered flood damage, and the clean-up is now underway.

Our cameras have been in Yealmpton over the weekend. Here are the latest pictures this morning: