A Devon and Somerset Fire engine has caught fire when crews attended a blaze at a farm building on Collaton Lane in Tavistock.
Fire crews had requested the Environment Agency to attend the fire at a building on Collaton Lane in Tavistock, to help control a diesel spillage.
Western Power has also been at the site and disconnected the electricity to help make it safe.
At 0700, a cordon has been put around the area and fire crews were monitoring the incident from a safe distance because of the volatile nature of acetylene cylinders.
At 3am this morning [Sunday], people from nearby buildings to the fire in Tavistock were moved to safety by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue teams.
Fire crews received a call about a fire at a farm building in Tavistock around 1.30am. When the fire crews arrived, they found a large workshop ablaze. It measured about 20 x 30 metres,
Many towns in the west country are getting in the Christmas spirit. Tavistock is heading back in time for its annual Dickensian evening tonight. Shopkeepers dress up in period costume and mulled wine and mistletoe and roast chestnuts flow freely.
Around 12 thousand people are expected to turn up for the festivities, which coincide with the switching on of the Christmas lights.
Tavistock town centre is to receive a £10,000 Government grant. The town will benefit from the investment after narrowly missing out in the competition to become a "Mary Portas Pilot", where the retail guru would have helped rejuvenate the main shopping area.
The money will be used for some of the projects proposed in the original Portas Pilot bid.
The MP for Torridge and West Devon is visiting Tavistock to highlight the dangers of flash flooding.
Geoffrey Cox will encourage people to be prepared after other parts of Devon were flooded recently. The Environment Agency has identified the town as one of the at-risk areas.
There was some welcome news for the south west economy today. Livestock markets are reporting an upturn in trade, in the face of tough conditions for other parts of farming.That positive mood is also reflected at the annual Goose Fair which has been taking place today in Tavistock.
Thousands of people have descended on Tavistock for the town's annual goose fair.
It's a tradition that dates back to the 12th century, and is still going strong, despite a decline in animal markets across the country.
Our reporter Richard Lawrence is there: