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Serious fire in Hartpury

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 27, 2013

  • Hartpury house fire

  • A serious fire ripped through a house in Hartpury

  • Firefighters tackled a big fire in Hartpury

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Fire has ripped through a Hartpury home destroying almost every room.

In total 33 firefighters from five different crews were called to the house in Corsend Road at around 2.30am this morning.

The family who live there, a mother and two children, escaped after being alerted to the blaze by their fire alarm.

Furthermore, those living in the adjoining property were also alerted to the blaze by their fire alarm after smoke seeped through the walls.

While the first house was almost totally gutted by the fire, the second home was largely unscathed considering high winds were forcing the flames in its direction throughout the night.

Jeff Neathway, station commander, said: "The crews worked really hard to detain the flames and stop them from spreading in difficult condition.

"Fortunately there were no serious injuries in this incident, the mother is in hospital with smoke inhilation injuries but the teenage children are unhurt.

"It just goes to show how important it is to have a smoke alarm, as their's woke them up when they were sleeping."

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Steve Potter, who lives in neighbouring property Iniscot, said: "I saw smoke first of all, then the porch was on fire, then the living room was on fire, then the hall way.

"The fire service were here within 10 minutes."

This afternoon fire crews remained on the scene ensuring the area was safe and fully dampened down.

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  • NibNobs  |  December 27 2013, 12:32PM

    beware of scented candles.

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