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Man suffers life-threatening injuries after major flat fire

The fire spread through three flats and into the roof

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after a major fire in Torquay overnight.

Up to 40 firefighters tackled the blaze in three flats on Fore Street when flames were seen bursting out the first floor window at around 10pm.

A man was taken to Torbay District Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and was later transferred to Swansea Hospital.

No further injuries have been reported and 12 residents have been re-housed by Torbay council.

Police say there is likely to be traffic disruption due to road closure at Fore Street whilst the fire service investigate the incident.

40 firefighters tackle major blaze in Torquay overnight

The fire broke out at a property on Fore Street.

Forty fighters have been tackling a major blaze in Torquay overnight.

Five crews were called out to the blaze on Fore Street at 10pm on Tuesday, where a number of residential properties were alight.

The Fire Service say some residents were unaccounted for just before midnight. It's still unclear if they have been located.

The area remains closed off to traffic.

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Devon beach evacuated as bomb disposal team called

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People are being told to stay away from Hollicombe Beach, near Torquay after a bomb disposal team have been called.

At around 12.40pm today, UK Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public who had discovered a group of boulders appearing to have holes drilled in them with some wires sticking out.

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Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to the location immediately and cleared the public away from the area as a precautionary measure.

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Devon and Cornwall Police and the Royal Navy’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team were also informed. The EOD team is on route and will be arriving at around 4.00pm

2 men rescued after becoming stuck in cherry picker

A cherry picker. Credit: PA

A fire engine from Torquay was sent to a report of people stuck in a cherry picker at Broomhill Way.

On arrival the crew confirmed there were 2 adult males stuck in a cherry picker and requested the attendance of the aerial ladder platform from Torquay.

Once in attendance the aerial ladder platform and its crew were used to rescue the 2 males uninjured from the cherry picker.

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