The Fire Service received a call for a report of smoke issuing from the roof of a property on Grace Road Central, Exeter at 12:30am this morning (Sunday 2nd May)

    Initially two fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from Danes Castle, a fire engine from Middlemoor and a supporting officer were mobilised to this incident.  On arrival a further two fire engines were requested which proceeded again from Middlemoor and another from Topsham along with an incident command unit from Honiton and two more specialised officers. 

    The Fire Service received a call for a report of smoke issuing from the roof of a property on Grace Road Central, Exeter at 12:30am this morning (Sunday 2nd May)

    Initially two fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from Danes Castle, a fire engine from Middlemoor and a supporting officer were mobilised to this incident. 

    On arrival a further two fire engines were requested which proceeded again from Middlemoor and another from Topsham along with an incident command unit from Honiton and two more specialised officers. 

    At 01:21am a further fire engine was requested for personnel which was mobilised from Crediton and at 01:56am another two fire engines were required which proceeded from Ottery St Mary and Exmouth and specialist appliances were also mobilised on the request of the fire ground.   

    A single storey building measuring 15m x 30m used as a joinery workshop has been 90% damaged by fire and an adjacent property 10% damaged by smoke and also water damage.

    Propane cylinders that were involved in the incident were removed and vented off, low hazard asbestos was also involved and crews have been decontaminated.  Electric and gas utilities isolated to the building.  Equipment used .. 1 x 105 ladder, 3 x main jets, 2 x hose reel jets, 1 x safety jet, thermal imaging cameras and small tools, 2 x aerial ladder platforms and 6 breathing apparatus.  The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed when fire investigation is carried out. 

    More from Local News

    • Serious road traffic collision - B3178 Knowle, Budleigh Salterton Police Appeal for Witnesses

      At approximately 1856 Hrs on Saturday 15th May 2021 a two-vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the B3178 in Knowle, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. The collision involved a Silver Audi A3 and a red Kia Nero. As a result of the collision, the driver of the Audi has sustained life threatening / life changing injuries. The occupants of the Kia sustained minor injuries.

    • Appeal over collision between car and cyclist, Exeter/Cranbrook

      Police are appealing for information following a collision between a car and a cyclist in the Blackhorse area of Exeter yesterday morning [Thursday 13 May]. It happened between 7am and 8am and involved an unknown vehicle and a purple-coloured mountain bike. The cyclist, a woman aged in her 20s, was travelling from the Pinhoe area to Cranbrook.

    • Natural England announces new National Nature Reserve for East Devon Pebblebed Heaths

      East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, stretching between the village of Woodbury towards Budleigh Salterton on the Jurassic Coast, is the latest site in the county to join the UK’s list of nationally and internationally important landscapes.

    • Swift and Safe Landings can help to Save Lives

      Landing the helicopter safely requires the skill and expertise of an experienced pilot but this isn’t all that is needed. The safety of the crew and anybody in the vicinity of our aircraft is our main priority and it’s essential that people who are near to the helicopter when it is either landing or taking off understand how and why they need to maintain a safe distance. 

    • Red Arrows to return! to Sidmouth

      Sidmouth Town Council has today announced that the world famous RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows will return to the town’s skies at the Sidmouth Airshow on Friday 27th August 2021. They will also be joined by an RAF Dakota of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

    • Wildlife and donkeys benefit from flood- friendly hedge-planting

      Rare butterflies and birds could benefit from hedge restoration work at animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary as part of a wider scheme to improve water quality and reduce flooding across parts of East Devon. Staff from the sanctuary have planted more the 500 young hedge trees so far to help restore and extend hedgerows at the charity’s Woods Farm site near Sidmouth, East Devon.

    • Construction begins on new Exmouth Community College – one of the UK’s largest schools

      BAM Construction has been appointed to create the new facilities. The work will see a large proportion of the Green Close rebuilt and includes a new three-storey teaching block which will house a large hall with 450 seats for performances.

    • Person Rescue from Water in Dawlish from the Brook near the Railway Station

      Devon & Somerset Fire Service received a call regarding a person in the brook next to the Railway Station One fire engine from Dawlish, one from Teignmouth and a specialist rescue team from Exmouth were all sent to the scene.

    Schedule

    Tide Times

    Today's Weather

    • Exmouth

      Thunder storm

      High: 13°C | Low: 8°C

    • Sidmouth

      Light rain

      High: 13°C | Low: 9°C

    • Exeter

      Light rain

      High: 14°C | Low: 9°C

    • Dawlish

      Heavy Rain

      High: 14°C | Low: 9°C

    What's On

    • Exmouth Stroke Survivors Club 10.30am - Exmouth Pavilion Gardens

      Let us show you how meeting other stroke survivors can benefit your life. Meeting other stroke survivors helps many people overcome the fears of a stroke.

      at Seafront Gardens
    • Exeter Canal Cruise

      Reminisce as you travel through time along the oldest working ship canal in Europe with a choice of departure from Exmouth or Exeter. Sailing through two working locks and the Countess Wear swing bridge, this cruise presents the perfect opportunity to explore the historic quayside of Exeter and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the many independent eateries.

      at Exmouth Marina
    • Plant Sale @Seaton Wetlands 11am to 3pm

      Pick up a variety of plant bargains, nurtured by our fantastic volunteers. While you choose your shrubs enjoy refreshments hosted by our volunteers. The plant and cake sale takes place in the centre of the beautiful Seaton Wetlands. All covid government guidelines will be adhered to with any extra measures in place as necessary such as a contactless payment system and social distancing.

      at Seaton Wetlands