Fire at Torquay learning and accommodation centre

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(Last Updated On: July 2, 2014)

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The fire service was called to Torbay Foyer, Teignmouth Road just after 11pm last night.

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Two fire appliances and an aerial ladder platform were mobilised to a report of smoke in the cafe of the accommodation which houses young people aged 16-25 with support needs.

Upon arrival, crews confirmed smoke logging in the ground floor kitchen and cafe area of the two storey multi use building.

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Crews extinguished a fire in the refridgerator using breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a dry powder extinguisher.

They then ventilated the premises.

The cause of the fire was acidental.

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