Drama as house collapses into road

15:39 03 September 2014

The scene at a thatched cottage that has collapsed in Hayes Lane in East Budleigh. Ref exb 4940-36-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The scene at a thatched cottage that has collapsed in Hayes Lane in East Budleigh. Ref exb 4940-36-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Emergency services was called to East Budleigh this afternoon, when a house collapsed into the road.

The scene at a thatched cottage that has collapsed in Hayes Lane in East Budleigh. Ref exb 4930-36-14TI. Picture: Terry IfeThe scene at a thatched cottage that has collapsed in Hayes Lane in East Budleigh. Ref exb 4930-36-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The fire service was called to the incident, in Hayes Lane, because the side wall of the house was said to be at risk of collapse – but by the time they got there, it was too late.

Exmouth Fire Station watch manager Dan Searle said: “On arrival, the cob wall had actually collapsed. It was the entire wall of the house, which was under renovation.

“No-one was injured – everyone was clear.

“We were just there for scene safety, isolating the electricity and the water.”

Devon and Cornwall Police also attended the incident.

1 comment

  • living in the old part of the village i have been concerned that the modern day machinery used will not do the old cobb walls any good at all. the size and weight running so close to the houses.remember the feathers & rosemullion hotel at budleigh salterton

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    cjm

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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