New photos show scale of Torquay flats blaze

(Last Updated On: March 30, 2020)

Photos taken this morning show the scale of the damage to a block of flats in Torquay caused by a fire early this morning, Monday 30th March.

The fire had spread to the roof

Fire crews remain at the scene at Hatfield flats in the Ellacombe area of the town.

Fire crews were called to the major blaze at the disused flats just after 1am.

Crews from across South Devon, including Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Bovey Tracey attended the incident


The flats have been empty for a number of years.

Firefighters remain at the scene

Bronshill Road is partially closed and a large area cordoned off whilst firefighters remain and the scene.

Firefighter working to make area safe

Crews worked throughout the night. The fire had spread from the first floor to the roof, with crews using 6 jets to fight the fire.

Flames and smoke could be seen across the town.

Flames could be seen from across the town

It is not currently known how the fire started.

Updates as more information becomes available.

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