A MAN has been treated for minor burns following a chimney fire near Crediton.

The Fire Service received a call at around 6.45pm reporting smoke logging inside a property at Godfreys Gardens, Bow.

One fire appliance from North Tawton attended.

A fire service spokesman said: "Fire crews confirmed a chimney fire involving a wood burner within a bungalow.  

"The fire was extinguished using chimney gear, small tools and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.

"One male occupant was treated by fire crews on scene for a minor burn."

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.