Firefighters called to Budleigh Salterton after high winds damage roof

Firefighters were called into action when high winds damaged the roof of a building in Budleigh Salterton town centre.

Crews from Exmouth and an aerial ladder platform from Exeter were needed after gusts loosened a large area of felt atop the premises on Thursday evening, February 11.

They cut away loose and unsafe materials.

It had become dangerous because of the high winds. A large area of roof felt had come loose…

High winds damaged a roof in Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Exmouth Fire Station

High winds damaged a roof in Budleigh Salterton. Picture: Exmouth Fire Station

An Exmouth Fire Station spokesperson said: “Red Watch were mobilised to a dangerous structure in Budleigh Salterton this evening.

“It had become dangerous because of the high winds.

“A large area of roof felt had come loose.

“Exmouth on-call were requested to support the incident, as was the aerial ladder platform from Exeter.

“Crews cut away the loose and unsafe materials and left the scene safe.”

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