Update: The fire was started deliberately https://wearesouthdevon.com/chelston-fire-was-arson-say-fire-service/
Emergency services are at the scene of a major fire in Torquay this afternoon, Saturday 24th November.
The fire in Chelston is at a former school. It is thought to be a prefabricated building next to the old school house which is empty.
Old Mill Road is currently closed.
Police have advised people in the area to keep their windows closed.
@DC_Police are currently assisting @DSFRS999 with a fire on Old Mill Road #Torquay. @Torbay_Council are assisting with road closures. Please avoid the area, and if you live nearby, please keep your windows closed. #Torquay pic.twitter.com/X6ot6KembN
— DevonCornwall Police (@DC_Police) November 24, 2018
Smoke can be seen across Torquay.
Updates as information becomes available.
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