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A well known fishing family in Dartmouth have tonight lost their home and business after fire ripped through their boat, The African Queen, early this morning.
Alan and Hilary Hemsley lived on the boat from which they ran fishing trips for tourists. The former Navy vessel is steeped in history, having helped to repatriate bodies of those killed during World War Two. Seth Conway reports.
Fire fighters spent last night dealing with a fire on board a boat moored in the Dart Estuary at Dartmouth.
The RNLI have released this video which shows volunteers from Torbay and Dart lifeboats tackling the blaze.
Following last night's fire on board a boat moored in the Dart Estuary at Dartmouth assessors have been examining the damage caused.
The 51ft pleasure boat, The African Queen, has been badly damaged, although it's hope the hull is salvageable.
Team work and quick actions meant a boat fire on the river Dart did not become a much more serious incident.
Just after midnight on Monday night, Dart Harbour staff were alerted by Brixham Coastguard to a serious fire aboard the African Queen, belonging to Alan and Hilary Hemsley.
Luckily Hilary and Alan were not on board when the fire took hold and by the time Dart Harbour staff arrived on the scene the vessel was well and truly ablaze.
– Harbour Master Capt Rob Giles
I wish to pay tribute to Brixham Coastguard, Torbay Lifeboat, the Lower Ferry service, and especially the skipper Mr William Davis, Devon and Somerset Fire Brigade and Adler and Allen, our oil pollution responders, for their swift response and their excellent team effort. Whilst the primary concern was for Hilary and Alan’s safety, all agencies have acted together to prevent the situation from being far worse, namely the vessel sinking off the pontoon resulting in a potential pollution incident. I wish to thank all those who were involved in the rescue effort last night.
Fire fighters have spent the night dealing with a fire on board a boat moored in the Dart Estuary at Dartmouth.
The 51ft pleasure boat called The African Queen was well alight and a number of appliances were required.
The bad weather is forcing some of the West Country's tourist attractions to close their doors.
High winds and local flooding have forced Dartmoor Zoo near Plymouth to shut for the second time in three weeks.
Paignton Zoo has also announced that it is closed today.
Decisions on when to reopen will be made over the weekend.
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It's a 3000 mile race across the ocean to Antigua. The crew are raising money for Help the Heroes.
The Dartmouth Food Festival begins today. The weekend event is now in its 12th year, and brings local and nationally recognised chefs to the area.
As well as a celebration of Devon cuisine, visitors will be able to take part in wine tasting and enter competions with their own recipes.
A soldier from Dartmouth who was severely injured in Afghanistan plans to compete in one of the world's toughest rowing races. Cayle Rogers lost both his legs and broke his neck in an explosion last year.
He will be competing with a fellow injured serviceman in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.