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Roof destroyed in Northumberland blaze

The aftermath of the fire at Monks House on the B1340 between Seahouses and Bamburgh.

The aftermath of the fire at Monks House on the B1340 between Seahouses and Bamburgh.

 

These photos show the extent of the damage caused by a fire in a property on the north Northumberland coast yesterday.

Emergency services were called yesterday afternoon/early evening to a fire inside a single property at Monks House on the B1340 between Seahouses and Bamburgh.

As the photos show, the blaze completely destroyed one of the rooftops while some damage was caused to the adjacent roof.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said that nobody was in the house at the time and that there were no injuries.

At this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown, but investigations are ongoing.

Monks House is approximately halfway between Seahouses and Bamburgh and is the closest point on the coast to the Farne Islands.

The name comes from its former owners, the monks from Lindisfarne Priory, who ran a ferry from this point across to Inner Farne.

The current buildings date back to the the 19th century and are Grade II-listed.

 

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