Woman rescued from house fire in Exmouth as police launch investigation into cause

Firefighters have rescued a woman from a house fire in Exmouth.

The cause of the fire, in Lovelace Crescent, is being investigated by police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has said.

The blaze, reported to fire control at shortly after 8pm last night (October 7), saw fire engines from Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton attend the scene.

The fire and rescue service says it received a report to say a house was on fire and that somebody was still inside the property.

An operational assurance officer attended the scene and one female was rescued from the premises.

Firefighters tackled the blaze wearing breathing apparatus and with the use of a hose reel jet.

A thermal imaging camera and positive pressure ventilation fan were also used.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews were soon on scene and confirmed a small fire in a bedroom of the property.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated by Devon and Cornwall Police.”

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