Emergency services remain at scene of major fire in Exeter

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Emergency services remain at the scene of a major fire in Exeter this afternoon, Saturday 25th January.

Police have declared the fire at Cowley Bridge Road a major incident.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire just before 11am this morning.

A cordon and road closures are in place. Rail travel was also disrupted but the line has since reopened.

A number of nearby properties have been evacuated and residents in the nearby area are being urged to shut doors and windows due to smoke.

There have been no reported injuries.

Crews from across Devon attended the fire including Exeter, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Exmouth, Chagford and Plympton.

Inspector Lee Groves said: “We are currently treating this as a major incident and our colleagues at the fire services are working to contain and control the fire.

“A number of emergency services and other partner agencies remain at the scene.

“I urge the public to respect the cordons, not to put themselves in harms way and for nearby residents to keep all doors and windows shut due to the level of smoke.”

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