New photos show damage to town centre shop

(Last Updated On: December 17, 2020)

New photos show major damage to The Works located in Union Street in Torquay following a fire late last night, Wednesday 16th December.

The damaged shop early this morning

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

The blaze last night

Police also attended the incident, closing the road.

Road closed

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.”

The area is cordoned off

Updates as more information becomes available.

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