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Pictures of the devastating Exeter fire

The centre of Exeter is cordoned off because of a huge fire in the centre of the city. Hundreds of firefighters are battling to stop the blaze spreading.

It's already wrecked the historic Royal Clarence Hotel.

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the Credit: ITV News
The fire is believed to have started at an art gallery in Exeter city centre but has now spread to the nearby Royal Clarence Hotel. Credit: ITV News
Smoke still billowing from Cathedral Green. Credit: @DevonHour
Photo from the fire in Exeter - the tall building is the John Lewis shop in the city centre. Credit: Andy B
About 110 firefighters, police and paramedics are at the blaze, which began shortly after 5am on Friday. Credit: ITV News
Devon and Somerset Fire Service said crews from across Devon were at the scene tackling the blaze. Credit: ITV News
Devon and Cornwall Police said road closures were in place around the city centre. Credit: ITV News
The Royal Clarence Hotel has stood on the same spot for 300 years and is reported to be the oldest hotel in England. Credit: ITV News
All hotel guests and staff have been evacuated. Credit: ITV News

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