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Devon A379 closed as sea wall collapses at Torcross

The recent stormy weather has caused the sea wall to collapse.

The recent bad weather has caused the sea wall at Torcross in Devon to collapse, leading to the A379 being closed.

Structural engineers are inspecting the road to see if it can be re-opened as a single lane.

Video of the damaged sea wall, courtesy of John Walker, Videotechmedia, Dartmouth.

Fire crews fight to save Torcross cafe

Smoke fills the night sky as the Boat House cafe went up in flames Credit: John Walker

Firefighters battled for five hours to put out a fire in a seafront cafe in Torcross in Devon, which also spread to the guesthouse next door.

The alarm was raised at the Boat House cafe yesterday afternoon. Fire crews from across South Hams were brought in as well as the aerial ladder from Plymouth.

Firefighters battled for five hours to bring the fire under control Credit: John Walker

The first floor and roof were severely damaged by fire and smoke and water caused further damage at the restaurant, which was also affected in last week's storms.

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service say they believe it was caused accidentally.

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