Uplyme house badly damaged by fire

Axminster fire engine

Axminster fire engine - Credit: Archant

Twelve fire appliances called to tackle early hours blaze in Lyme Road

Twelve fire appliance were called to a major property blaze in Lyme Road, Uplyme in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday, April 9)

Crews from Lyme Regis, Axminster, Seaton and Colyton arrived to find the porch and roof of the three storey house well alight.

Eight breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and two main jets were used to extinguish the fire, along with ladders and small tools. Fire crews from Sidmouth and Ilminster stations later spent several hours dampening down hotspots and maintaining a watch on the property to ensure no further hotspots developed.

There was approximately 50 per cent water damage to the ground floor of the property, 50 per cent fire and smoke damage to the first floor and 50 per cent fire and smoke damage to the second floor.

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The cause of the fire was found to be accidental.

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