Devon

Fire at Coaching House pub in Chudleigh

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Media captionFirefighters said the flames reached into the sky some 10m above the building. Video: Simon Grost

More than 30 firefighters have been called to a fire at a pub in Devon.

The blaze started at the Old Coaching House on Fore Street, Chudleigh, at about 20:00 GMT on Wednesday.

A hydraulic platform, water bowser and an incident command unit were called to the scene. Crews have been fighting the fire overnight.

At least two floors of the three-storey building, which dates back to 1808, have been damaged, the fire service said.

Station Manager Matt Johnson, of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "When we arrived, I could see that the roof was well alight and also starting to spread to the floor below.

"The flames were reaching into the sky some 10m [33ft] above the roof."

There have been no reports of any injuries.

An investigation was to be carried out into the cause, and a building control officer was to examine the structure, which has 14 guest rooms, the fire service said.

Fore Street was closed in both directions.

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