The fire service were called to reports of a fire near Dawlish beach in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 16th September)
One crew from Dawlish and two crews from Teignmouth attended the incident on Marine Parade at approximately 1.30am
A spokesperson for the fire service said: “On arrival the crews found 7 beach huts some containing Butane Cylinders on fire. They got to work quickly and used two main jets to extinguish the fire and cool the cylinders.
“The incident was left in the hands of the police.”
The beach huts, owned by Teignbridge District Council, were completely destroyed as a result of the fire.
Police are carrying out an investigation into the arson.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference 34 of 16 September.
Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, or via crimestoppers-uk.org.