The Fire Service received a call to an outbuilding on fire at Furzehill, Sidbury, near Sidmouth at around 2:30pm on Saturday. Two fire appliances from Sidmouth and a water foam carrier from Danes Castle Exeter attended.
Upon arrival, fire crews requested a third fire appliance from Exmouth, with a thermal image camera and a positive pressure ventilation fan. Fire crews confirmed a fire involving workshops, measuring three metres by five metres, attached to a domestic property. The outbuilding was well alight and severely damaged by fire.
The fire was extinguished by fire crews using four breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets, a positive pressure ventilation fan and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots. Fire crews utlised small tools to cut away hot spots.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.