Crews called out to fire at Exmouth derelict building

PUBLISHED: 09:23 16 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:23 16 July 2017

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The top floor of a building in Pankhurst Close was ‘80 per cent’ damaged by the blaze, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue says.

Fire crews were called out to Exmouth on Saturday (July 15) to deal with a fire in a derelict building.

Crews from Exmouth were mobilised to reports of a building fire in Pankhurst Close at around 8.30pm.

On arrival crews found smoke and flames coming from a two-storey derelict building and a further two appliances from Budleigh Salterton and Middlemoor were mobilised.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews used four breathing apparatus, two jets and one covering jet to extinguish the fire.

“They then used a thermal imaging camera to ensure the building was safe.

“The top floor of the building was eighty per cent damaged by the fire.”


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