Devon

Dartmoor second home 'destroyed' in fire

Aerial view of Manaton
Image caption The house in situated in a remote area of Dartmoor, near a woodland, the fire service said

A house has been "completely destroyed" in a fire in a remote area of Dartmoor.

More than 20 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire at the property in Manwood, Manaton which started at about 10:15 GMT.

The fire service said the house, near woodland, was unoccupied at the time and the owners had been notified. It is believed to be a holiday home.

An investigation into the fire has started, although it is thought to have originated from the boiler.

Matt Johnson, from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The building was completely on fire, all the rooms were involved and part of the roof collapsed."

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