A man taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after a fire at a house in Torquay has died.
Crews were called to Fore Street in St Marychurch just before 10pm on Tuesday 9 May after the fire was seen from a first floor window.
Firefighters rescued the occupant and he was taken to Torbay District Hospital suffering from severe burns and smoke inhalation. He was then transferred to Swansea Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
A man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a fire in Torquay. 50 firefighters were brought in to tackle the blazeRead the full story ›
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.
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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