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A fire which tore through a family-owned caravan centre in the early hours has destroyed more than a hundred caravans worth over £1 million.
More than 60 people called the emergency services and a fleet of 10 fire engines were mobilised to Highbridge Caravan Centre in Somerset - where the blaze was eventually brought under control.
Philip Davies, Director of Highbridge Caravans, praised the quick-thinking actions of a security guard who raised the alarm.
We are devastated that this has happened...More than 100 caravans have been destroyed and as each has a value of around £10 to £15,000 the overall figure will be around £1million.
I'm thankful that our security guard spotted the fire early and thank the emergency services for their work - we had ten fire engines at the peak of the incident.
The cause is not yet known but it is originally through to have started in a shed or fence on the perimeter of the site.
No one was hurt, and since no buildings were damaged the workshop, sales area and awnings shop are still open for business.
Firefighters working to contain a huge fire which tore though a caravan centre in Somerset have confirmed that around 160 caravans have been damaged.
Crews are still damping down hot spots at the Highbridge Caravan Centre on Bristol Road.
No one was injured - investigations into the cause of the fire are underway.
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It's at the Tiverton Business Park.
Crews from Tiverton, Cullompton and Witheridge were originally mobilised - they called for assistance from another three trucks.
Fire fighters say that in a building measuring 100m by 40m over half the industrial units inside were well alight on arrival.
The Aerial Ladder Platform is also being used to tackle the fire.
Further updates to follow...
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