Sydenham House fire
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Devon stately home fire tackled by 98 firefighters

A blaze at a Grade I listed Elizabethan property in Devon has been tackled by 98 firefighters.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Sydenham House near Launceston at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The fire service said the roof and much of the first floor was destroyed, but no-one was injured.

Investigations into the cause of the fire have begun.

  • 15 Nov 2012
  • From the section Devon