Police investigate cause of Ottery St Mary flat blaze after firefighters from town, Honiton and Exeter tackle flames

Police say they are investigating the cause of a flat blaze in Ottery Mary yesterday evening (Sunday, January 3).

Firefighters from the town, Honiton and Middlemoor in Exeter were called to Little Close at around 7pm.

They found smoke and flames coming from the property.

The crews donned breathing apparatus before using water jets and thermal imaging kit to tackle the flames.

Nobody was said to be injured.

Upon arrival crews confirmed there to be smoke and flames issuing from the property…

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “A fire engine from Ottery St Mary, one from Honiton and one from Middlemoor attended reports of a property fire in Ottery St Mary and upon arrival crews confirmed there to be smoke and flames issuing from the property.

“Crews used four breathing apparatus, one hose-reel jet, one main jet, one safety jet, positive pressure ventilation and a thermal imaging camera.

“SWAST [South Western Ambulance Service Trust] and police were in attendance at this incident which is undergoing fire investigation to determine the cause.”

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said the property in question was a flat.

They added: “Police are investigating the cause of a fire which occurred at a property on Little Close, Ottery St Mary, at around 7pm on Sunday 3 January.

“No-one was injured in the fire.”

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