Topsham firefighters tackle city house blaze

TOPSHAM firefighters were called to the city in the early hours of Thursday morning after a fire broke out in a home in Newtown.

TOPSHAM firefighters were called to the city in the early hours of Thursday morning after a fire broke out in a home in Newtown.

Topsham, Exeter and Middlemoor fire crews arrived at the three-storey Portland Street home at around 3.15am.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze and used two main stream jets, a thermal imaging camera and a short extension ladder to tackle the blaze.

All three floors of the terraced home were severely damaged in the blaze.


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The ground floor and loft space suffered fire damage and the first and second floors were damaged by smoke.

The cause of the blaze was being looked into by a fire investigation officer.

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