Preston flat destroyed by fire


A flat involved in a fire in Preston has been destroyed say the fire service.

The fire service were called to reports of a fire at a property in Preston earlier this evening 23rd January.

Initially two fire engines from paignton were mobilised to the incident in Manor Road, with further appliances from Torquay, Brixham, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge and Danes Castle also attending.

Police and ambulance crews were also in attendance.

The road was cordoned off to pedestrians and traffic whilst the incident at the first floor flat was dealt with.

The fire service stated that the flat involved in the fire was totally destroyed by heat and flames.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said on their website: “Fire in two storey block of domestic flats building 100m by 25m.  Fire in first floor bedroom of flat, flat involved in fire totally destroyed by heat and flames.  All persons accounted for, Fire crews used 8 breathing apparatus, 2 safety jets, 4 thermal imaging cameras, 2 positive pressure ventilation, small tools, 1 triple extension ladder and lighting,”

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