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'Building stable' say fire crews battling Exeter city centre blaze

Fire service continue to tackle the blaze Photo: ITV West Country

The fire service battling a blaze that has destroyed a historic hotel in the centre of Exeter say the building is now in a 'stable state.'

The operations manager at the scene says that reports the fire had spread to other buildings on the High Street - including the 'Costa Coffee' - are false and the fire is under control.

Credit: ITV West Country

The operation to completely extinguish the flames is ongoing and although some officers have changed shifts, there are still more than 100 at the scene who will continue to work throughout the night.

Crowds of people continue to surround the cordoned off area, many are sad to see such a historic building ruined.

Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

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