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Explosions are heard as £6m 85ft superyacht goes up in flames in harbour

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Explosions are heard as £6m 85ft superyacht goes up in flames in harbour – leaving people trapped at far end of the pier as blaze rages

  • Smoke seen all across South Devon and as far as Newton Abbot and Shaldon 
  • Five fire engines are on the scene after the 85ft motorboat went up in smoke 
  • A379 Torbay Road in both directions blocked due to activity of fire services
  • It is currently unknown if anyone has been injured in the fire 

Fire crews are currently on Torquay harbourside after a £6million superyacht went up in flames. 

According to a spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, five fire engines are on the scene after the 85ft princess motorboat caught fire.

A witness said: ‘It started off 15 mins ago alongside pontoon. There were explosions. 

‘Ropes burnt through and it drifted into pier. Firemen took trolleys and pumps along pontoons but water not reaching. 

‘Some people are trapped on the other end of the pier and can’t get back. Firemen are running along the pier. Still huge flames.’

Fire crews are currently on Torquay harbourside after a £6million superyacht went up in flames

Fire crews are currently on Torquay harbourside after a £6million superyacht went up in flames

According to a spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, five fire engines are on the scene after the 85ft princess motorboat caught fire.

According to a spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, five fire engines are on the scene after the 85ft princess motorboat caught fire. 

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: ’85ft motorboat on fire. Fire crews called at 11.57am. Three fire engines on the scene. Liaising with the harbourmaster.’

Smoke has been seen all across South Devon and as far as Newton Abbot and Shaldon. 

One witness described the blaze ‘like a fire ball’. It is currently unknown if anyone has been injured in the fire.

Roads traffic and monitoring service Inrix reported: ‘A379 Torbay Road in both directions blocked, queueing traffic due to fire services activity from Torquay Harbour to Road.’

A witness said: 'It started off 15 mins ago alongside pontoon. There were explosions'

A witness said: ‘It started off 15 mins ago alongside pontoon. There were explosions’ 

One witness described the blaze 'like a fire ball'. It is currently unknown if anyone has been injured in the fire

One witness described the blaze ‘like a fire ball’. It is currently unknown if anyone has been injured in the fire

Smoke has been seen all across South Devon and as far as Newton Abbot and Shaldon

Smoke has been seen all across South Devon and as far as Newton Abbot and Shaldon

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