Roof collapses during house fire

(Last Updated On: July 25, 2014)

The fire service received several calls to a fire at a property on Chantry Hill, Slapton, near Kingsbridge just after 9.15am this morning .

1 fire engine from Dartmouth, 1 from Salcombe and 1 from Modbury were mobilised to the incident.

Whilst en route to the incident, crews confirmed a large amount of smoke could be seen and requested a 4th pump be mobilised, this was sent on from Totnes, along with the incident command unit and a support pump from Buckfastleigh.

On arrival, crews confirmed the detached property to be well alight, crews got to work with 2 breathing apparatus wearers, 2 hose reel jets, 1 safety jet and a thermal imaging camera. 

All persons were accounted for.

At 10:11 am, the roof of the premise collapsed, crews were using 1 compressed air foam jet, 1 safety jet, 1 hose reel jet and 2 BA wearers.

Crews have requested a building control officer to attend this incident.

Update to follow.

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