Drama as house collapses into road

PUBLISHED: 15:39 03 September 2014 | UPDATED: 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.


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