PHOTOS: House and sheds damaged in Chilsworthy fire
A house and two sheds were damaged in a fire at Chilsworthy last night.
One man had to be treated at the scene for smoke inhalation after the blaze quickly spread from two shed outbuildings to the house in Quarry Park at around 7.35pm.
In total, five fire engines were sent to the scene of the blaze.
Initially, appliances from Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Hartland attended the scene but having discovered the blaze involved three buildings, crews called in extra help.
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An additional fire engine from Bude provided the extra man power along with the incident command unit from Ilfracombe.
A second fire appliance from Bude was also called to the scene, making it five pumps.
The blaze involved two external sheds and spread to a neighbouring two-storey house.
One man was suffering from smoke inhalation and had to be treated at the scene by paramedics.
Firefighters used six breathing apparatus sets, three hose reels and one main jet to extinguish the large blaze.
By 9:30pm crews had made steady progress and the fire was contained.
By 10.40pm crews were dampening down.
The fire service said the cause of the fire was unknown.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the fire was unexplained at this stage and said the force is working with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause.