These photos show how fire crews from two counties tackled a bungalow blaze in Seaton shortly before 6am this morning (Wednesday).
The fire service received multiple reports of a blaze in a bungalow at Scalwell Lane today (April 15) and sent crews from Seaton and Colyton.
When firefighters arrived, they were met with a ‘well-developed’ fire and requested more help, with crews being sent from Sidmouth, Axminster and Lyme Regis plus the incident command unit from Honiton.
The aerial ladder platform from Danes Castle, Exeter, was brought in to fight the fire from above and stop it from spreading to nearby homes.
A spokesperson for Danes Castle Fire Station said: “The fire devastated the bungalow but crews from Seaton and the surrounding areas did a fantastic job of stopping the fire from spreading to the neighbouring property.
“Thankfully, there were no serious injuries and our thoughts are with anyone affected by this incident.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said the bungalow was severely damaged by the blaze before crews could put out the fire.
A spokesperson for Seaton Fire Station said: “Crews worked quickly with breathing apparatus and jets to bring the fire under control and to limit the damage to the neighbouring property.”
A DSFRS spokesperson said: “Two crews from Seaton and Colyton were mobilised to multiple reports of a fire in a bungalow.
“Upon arrival the crews requested the assistance of a further three crews due to being presented with a well-developed fire.
“Crews committed to the neighbouring buildings using breathing apparatus to prevent the spread of fire.”
The fire service added: “An aerial ladder platform from Exeter also attended in order to attack the fire from above.
“Unfortunately, the bungalow was severely damaged by fire before crews were able to extinguish it.”