Holsworthy property destroyed by fire

Fire appliances from Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Bude were mobilised to a report of a fire in a domestic property at North Road in the early hours of the morning of 7th May.

The incident involved a fire in a ground floor flat of a 4 storey building, approximately 10m x 10m.

The flat was 100% damaged by fire and smoke, the remainder of the building approximately 10% damaged by smoke.  4 breathing apparatus wearers, 2 hosereel jets and 1 covering jet were used to extinguish the fire.

Two thermal image cameras were used to check for hotspots.  One male casualty received treatment from ambulance personnel for smoke inhalation.  A fire investigation was carried out, with the cause being believed as deliberate.  Police also attended.

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