Major blaze at Exeter car showroom

Fire crews in Devon have extinguished a major blaze at a car showroom on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter.

Car showroom fire may have been deliberate

Fire crews believe that a fire at a car showroom in Exeter this morning may have been started deliberately.

The alarm was raised by a security guard at half past 5 to the Hendy car supermarket. The company's offices have been severely damaged but crews say their swift action prevented the fire from spreading.

An investigation is now underway according to Jim Holgate from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue

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Major blaze at Exeter car showroom

Officers inspect the scene in Exeter this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Fire crews in Devon have extinguished a major blaze at a car showroom on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter.

More than 40 fire fighters were called to the scene which broke out shortly after 5am..

The fire caused problems for early morning commuters.

Fire crews stand by in Exeter this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

An investigation has been started with early indications suggesting that the fire might have been started deliberately.