Asbestos found in Torbay roof fire

An elderly couple have been treated for shock after a roof fire at their bungalow in Torbay involving asbestos.

About a quarter of the roof and a section of the roof space were damaged after the fire broke in Primley Park, Paignton, at about 17:00 BST on Sunday.

The Environment Agency was called because of roof slates which were thought to contain a low-hazard form of asbestos, the fire service said.

The cause of the fire was believed to be accidental, it added.

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