Fire severely damages Torquay shop

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(Last Updated On: December 17, 2020)

Update: New photos show major damage here.

Fire crews were called to Torquay town centre late last night, Wednesday 16th December, to reports of a fire at a shop at a retail unit.

The fire service received several calls reporting the fire at The Works on Union Street at around 11.15pm.

Police also attended the incident, closing the road.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service said “On arrival crews confirmed the two storey property to be well alight. The ground floor has been severely damaged by fire and the first floor is heavily smoke logged.

“Crews are at work with 4 Breathing Apparatus wearers using 2 hose reel jets, one covering jet, a positive pressure ventilation fan and small tools to bring the fire under control.”

Updates as information becomes available.

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