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
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 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.
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