Fishleigh cottage fire tackled by eight crews

Emergency services from across Devon spent five hours dealing with a fire at a thatched cottage near Hatherleigh on Saturday evening.

Eight fire engines from seven different locations, including Appledore, Okehampton, Bideford and Torrington, tackled the blaze in Fishleigh.

The police were also called to close the road.

The cottage was severely water damaged and half the roof has been destroyed by the fire.

On Thursday six thatched properties in Crediton were badly damaged in a fire.

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