Firefighters continue to tackle a major blaze in Newton Abbot this afternoon, Sunday 21st October.
The fire service was called to reports of a fire at the empty warehouse on the Brunel industrial estate around 1pm today.
Three fire engines from Newton Abbot and Torquay were intially mobilised to the incident and later joined by more fire engines from Torquay, Bovey Tracey, Teignmouth, Totnes, Middlemoor, Brixham and a Welfare pod from Crediton.
The roof of the building has now started to collapse.
Smoke can be seen miles away from the fire. Residents have been advised to shut their windows.
Trains are currently running as normal:
We’re aware of a fire next to the railway at #NewtonAbbot.
At this time, the station itself and services through the area are not being affected and trains continue to run normally.@DC_Police and @DSFireUpdates are on scene managing this ongoing incident. pic.twitter.com/ILHtW8pkok
— BTP Devon & Cornwall (@BTPDevonCorn) October 21, 2018
Forde Close has been closed by police, who remain at the scene.
To view a live video from the scene, head over to our Facebook page.
Updates as information becomes available.
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