Plymouth car workshop fire

Fire crews have been dealing with a large blaze at a car workshop in the Millbay area of Plymouth. Thick smoke could be seen across the city and nearby residents were told to keep doors and windows closed.

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Car workshop fire caused accidentally

25 firefighters attended the blaze at a car workshop in the Millbay area of Plymouth. Credit: ITV News West Country

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has said that the cause of a blaze which broke out in the Millbay area of Plymouth was accidental.

Around 25 firefighters were called to a car workshop in MIller Court yesterday afternoon. The fire started in the electrical unit of a car spraying booth.

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Police say evacuation of homes now unlikely

Police say an evacuation of homes in the Millbay area of Plymouth is now unlikely, because the fire at Youngs Car Body Repairs in Miller Court is under control.

Local residents are advised to stay indoors with windows and doors shut.

A number of roads including Millbay Road have been closed and a wide cordon has been set up around the area. Bus routes have been changed.

Major fire in Millbay area of Plymouth

A major fire has broken out at a car body repair garage in Plymouth.

Fire crews and police are at the scene in the Millbay area of the city.

Nearby businesses are being evacuated, roads in the area are closed, and local residents have been told to stay indoors and close all windows.

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