Police and Fire services are attending the reported gas main fire on the Broadmeadow Industrial Estate, Bishopsteignton Road, Teignmouth.
It appears that the main has fractured and resulted in the fire. The scene is surrounded by industrial, rather than residential units.
The road will be closed for some time until the authorities are able make the area safe.
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