Update here: https://wearesouthdevon.com/road-close-following-major-fire-in-torquay/
A major fire has broken out in St. Marychurch, with over 10 appliances on the scene and 40+ firefighters.
Police cordoned off the scene at Fore Street within Minutes, evacuating surrounding houses and closing roads.
One man was taken to hospital after he was rescued from the building, where the fire started.
The fire has spread from an old jewellers, and into 3 other buildings.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service updated their website with the following information:
“Two fire appliances from Torquay and one from Paignton were initially mobilised to a fire seen from a first floor window. It was unknown if there were any people inside the property, so crews donned breathing apparatus and got to work with one hose reel jet inside the property.
Crews swiftly requested 3 further appliances due to the escalating nature of the fire. These were mobilised from Paignton, Teignmouth along with the incident command unit from Totnes.
Crews then made pumps 10 so a further 5 fire engines were mobilised from Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, and Brixham. One male has been rescued by the fire service and is in care of the ambulance service.
Crews are at work using 6 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 attack jet. The fire is in the upstairs of the property and has spread to the roof.
2340 – This is a fire in a range of 3 buildings used as domestic dwellings, 30m x 10m and 3 storeys high. The fire has spread to the roof space. Crews are at work with 1 main jet, 3 hose reel jets, 6 breathing apparatus, 105 ladder. The incident has been sectorised into 2 sectors working from the front and the back of the fire. Persons are still unaccounted for and crews are using the hydraulic platform as a water tower.”
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