BREAKING NEWS: Fire crews tackle large house fire in Holsworthy
Firefighters are currently tackling a large house fire near Holsworthy.
Fire crews from Holsworthy, Torrington, Hatherleigh and Bude are at the scene of the blaze in Trewyn Road.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 9.38am and police have closed Trewyn Road, near to the turning for Manworthy Hill, while firefighters tackle the fire.
It is understood the fire started in the garage of a detached property known as Silver Crooks, before spreading to an oil tank and then to the four to five bedroom house.
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It is understood the outbuilding where the fire started had an abestos roof which has made the incident more difficult.
Officers said an elderly couple who live at the two-storey property have been accounted for.
A fire investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire. One firefighter at the scene said fire crews got to the scene just in time and had they been 10 minutes later the whole roof would've probably gone up in the blaze.
It is understood smoke from the fire can be seen from miles around.
Belinda West Gallery took to Twitter to share news of the fire:
@bbglebe posted: “House fire on outskirts of Holsworthy. Lots of black smoke. Fire engines on way. Hope everyone OK” before adding: “We can see the smoke from the hospital think it’s over Manworthy way.”
The incident comes less than 24 hours after a fire broke out in a shed at a farm in nearby Bradworthy. Three fire crews were called to the brick shed fire at Cleverdon Farm at around 2.20pm yesterday.
More information as we get it.