Investigation under way after shelter fire

Extra firefighters called upon to battle blaze.

An investigation has been launched after a wooden shelter was severely damaged during a fire in Seaton.

Firefighters from Seaton and Colyton were called to Castle Hill, last night (Thursday), at 23.38pm, where a wooden shelter with a thatched roof was found well alight.

Crews attempted to remove the thatch to prevent the fire spreading further to the wooden structure.

Extra firefighters from Axminster had to be called in to assist.

Thirty per cent of the wooden shelter, measuring five metres by three metres, was severely damaged and the thatched roof was destroyed.

The cause of fire is under investigation by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and the police.