Firefighters helped eight people as well as dogs and a canary to safety after floodwater threatened their homes in Feniton. Crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary attended the incident on Saturday, November 24, at 10.13pm. A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: The floodwater was threatening around 50 homes, but fortunately only entered a couple of properties. However, the rising water was within millimetres of entering other properties. Those affected were taken to a local football club. Fire crews pumped out the affected properties.