Firefighters from around Devon tackle major blaze in Torquay overnight

(Last Updated On: June 26, 2018)

Firefighters having been dealing with a major blaze in Torquay overnight.

Fire crews were called to a fire at a garage in Higher Union Street at around 11.45pm last night, Monday 25th June.

Initially, two fire appliances from Torquay and one from Paignton were sent to the incident.

A further two fire appliances were requested to attend the incident as well as an Aerial Ladder Platform and so fire engines from Paignton and Newton Abbot were sent on, along with an Aerial Ladder Platform from Exeter and the Incident Command Unit from Totnes.

More appliances from around South Devon then attended due to the fire spreading to the roof.

A Welfare and Catering Unit from Ivybridge was also mobilised to this incident.

The fire took around 5 hours to get under control, with firefighters having damped down all hotspots by 5.30am

Fire crews will revisit the scene this morning.

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