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There was a timely reminder today of how a quick response to a fire can make all the difference - as crews prevented a blaze spreading through a car showroom in Exeter.
But will that response be as quick tomorrow - and over the Bank Holiday weekend - as fire crews strike. Richard Lawrence reports.
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
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.
An investigation has been started with early indications suggesting that the fire might have been started deliberately.