Washing machine catches alight at Shute

PUBLISHED: 16:27 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 16:27 03 July 2013


Firefighters from three towns called to village blaze – but flames were out when they arrived.

Firefighters from three towns were called to tackle a blaze at Shute, near Axminster, today (Wednesday, July 3)

Crews from Axminster, Colyton and Honiton were scrambled after reports of a washing machine alight at a property in Smithers Pit Lane, at around 12.30pm

On arrival the fire was found to be out so the crews made a safety inspection of the washing machine and the area.

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