Family of five escape extension fire in Chulmleigh

Three generations of a family have escaped from a fire which destroyed part of their Devon home.

The fire service was called to Toll Bar Cross, Chulmleigh, in the early hours to reports of a fire in an extension.

Five family members, including two children, escaped the fire. A dog was also rescued.

Eighteen firefighters attended. The fire service said the family was lucky to escape as smoke had started entering the main building.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The fire service is investigating.

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