The fire service was called to Brixham last night to reports of a fire.
The fire service received numerous reports from people to alert them to the fire at an outbuilding behind Briseham Road.
Crews from Brixham, Paignton and Torquay attended the incident.
Residents were warned to stay inside and keep windows shut due to asbestos in the roof of the building.
Crews confirmed the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.