– Babington House fire: Hotel guests evacuated as blaze starts at posh celebrity wedding venue
Firefighters are tackling a blaze at posh celebrity wedding venue Babington House.
Guests have been evacuated after a fire broke out behind a kitchen wall.
Firecrews used water from the hotel’s lake to put the blaze out.
Parts of the Georgian manor house have been damaged.
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire Birgade said: “We were called at 9.30am to reports smoke seen from behind a kitchen wall. We sent six appliances and an arial unit.
“All four floors have been smoke-logged and residents have been evacuated.
“The fire was located between the ground floor kitchen and first floor rooms and was extinguished using water jets and breathing apparatus.
“There has been 5% damage to the basement, 10% to the ground floor and first floor and light smoke damage to the remaining of the building.”
The spokesman added that a fire investigation had been launched to determine the cause of the fire.