Minimal damage through fire in Abbotskerswell  

Torbay Weekly

Earlier today Torquay and Newton Abbot firefighters were called to Laburnum Terrace, Abbotskerswell. The occupant had reported that smoke was building up in their living room, and within minutes crews were there and able to locate the fire.

Cloths and cardboard had accidentally been forgotten on the hub, which turned out to be the source of the fire. Wearing breathing apparatus, crews extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet. Afterwards, they cleared the building of smoke with the help of a positive pressure ventilation fan.

The damage caused by the incident was minimal and limited to the cardboard and cloths responsible for the fire. There were no casualties, and the incident was brought under control shortly after 1pm.