Firefighters battle major blaze in Torquay


Emergency services were called to reports of a major blaze in the St Marychurch area of Torquay in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 18 June.

The fire service say they received multiple calls reporting the blaze.

Fire appliances from Torquay, Paignton and Newton Abbot attended the incident on Westhill Road.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival, crews confirmed 1 mid terrace property well alight and requested a fourth pump for additional personnel. This appliance come from Newton Abbot.

“Crews were at work with 4 BA, 2 Hose Reel Jets, and a main jet in attempts to extinguish the fire.

“Ambulance were in attendance prior to our arrival seeing to the occupants that had evacuated the property.”

The property suffered from fire, heat and smoke damage

The fire service stated that the cause of the fire is unknown at this time and currently being investigated.

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