Chelston fire was arson say fire service

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(Last Updated On: November 24, 2018)

A major fire in Chelston, Torquay today, Saturday 24th November was started deliberately the fire service have said.

Fire crews were called to Old Mill Road just after 2.30pm.

A number of prefabricated buildings at the old Cockington school were destroyed in the fire.

Four fire engines from Torquay and Paignton attended.

Police also attended the incident, closing the road and redirecting traffic.

Smoke could be seen across Torquay.

Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service said on their website: “Fire involving single storey pre-fabricated buildings measuring approximately 20m x 10m. Extinguished using eight breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two attack jets, thermal imaging camera and small tools. The cause of the fire was deliberate,”

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