The fire service were called to a blaze at a local clay works site this morning, Monday 21st December.
One fire engeine was initially mobilised to the clay works near Newton Abbot following reports of an industrial machine on fire.
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Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service said on their website: “On arrival crews confirmed that the unit was well alight and requested the attendance of a further fire appliance, which was also mobilised from Newton Abbot.
“Crews set to work using one main jet, backing up their water supply from a nearby hydrant.
“12:20 Crews are still making efforts to extinguish the fire with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet and one main jet.
“12:32 Crews confirm that the fire has now been extinguished.
“The fire was involving one large sand plant machine which was 80% destroyed by the fire. The cause of the fire was accidental.
“Crews have now left the scene in the care of on site personnel”
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