100 firefighters from 13 stations sent to Penstone
More than 100 firefighters from across the county tackled the blaze at Redlands, a 17th Century Grade II listed cottage on Monday.
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A passing motorist alerted the owners, John and Marguerite Lee, that smoke was coming from the roof and they called the fire service just before 5pm.
They were joined by others from Tiverton, Chulmleigh, Bampton, Ottery and Dawlish.