Latest: Dartmoor thatched pub fire

Fire engine

The fire service have posted the following update:
“Update: Building is now fully involved in fire, crews are currently at work with 3 compressed air foam (CAFS) jets, 2 hose reel jets, 1 safety jet, 2 breathing apparatus wearers, 2 135 ladders, small tools and a thermal imaging camera,”

Photos of the pub have been uploaded onto social media


Fire crews are at the the scene of a thatched pub on fire in North Bovey, Dartmoor.

10 fire appliances are at the scene, with 60 firefighters dealing with the incident at the Ring Of Bells pub.

The fire service was called to reports of the thatch roof alight at around 11.45am today

Crews from, Chagford, Bovey Tracey, North Tawton, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Ashburton, Torquay, Exeter Danes Castle, Totnes and the High Volume Pump from Taunton (crewed by Wellington) are in attendance.

The roof is well alight.

Houses near the pub are being damped to in an effort to stop the fire spreading.

South West Water have advised there may be low water pressure in the area due to the use of hydrants.

More information as it becomes available.

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