RBL building blaze ‘believed to be deliberate’

PUBLISHED: 18:00 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:02 30 September 2015


The building sustained fire and smoke damage in the blaze.

Fire crews have tackled a fire at Honiton’s former Royal British Legion building today (Monday).

The blaze, which is thought to have been deliberately started, broke out at 3.10pm.

Three fire appliances from Honiton and Ottery St Mary attended the scene.

On arrival crews, confirmed the building was well alight and requested the attendance of a further appliance, which was sent from Sidmouth.

The Incident Command Unit was also sent along with a support appliance from Totnes.

Crews got to work with two jets and two breathing apparatus, extinguishing the blaze by 4.08pm. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear smoke from the property.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said that the single-storey building was 15 per cent damaged by fire, and 30 per cent damaged by smoke, adding: “The cause was believed to be deliberate.”

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