Large fire in Thurlestone

A large property was fully ablaze in Thurlestone this afternoon. 

The blaze - credit Julia Hunn

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "We initially mobilised one fire appliance from Kingsbridge, one from Ivybridge and one from Totnes along with an Operational Assurance Officer.

"Due to the volume of calls coming into the control room a further two fire appliances were sent from Dartmouth and Plymstock along with the aerial ladder platform from Crownhill.

"On arrival the incident commander confirmed a two storey property well alight.

"At 13:46hrs, the first floor of the property is fully involved in fire with crews at work externally. Western Power have been requested to attend.

"At 1621hrs, crews are currently damping down and turning over checking for hotspots.

"This incident is ongoing."

Eight fire engines are currently on scene and an ambulance on blue lights arrived in the village. 

The road through the village is completely blocked - credit Jo Acourt 

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it was a holiday home named Mount Stone. 

They said: "We were called at 12.30 and we still have eight appliances at the scene. A family of four staying there are safe. The first floor is fully involved in fire, crews fighting the fire with jets and foam. Incident ongoing."

The property is surrounded by thatched cottages.

The scene - credit Julia Hunn

The scene - credit Julia Hunn

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