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Several left homeless as more than 100 firefighters battle town centre blaze

More than 100 firefighters were needed to tackle the fire which started in a deep fat fryer. Credit: ITV West Country

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze in Paignton town centre which has left several people homeless.

The fire started in a deep fat fryer and quickly spread to neighbouring residential flats. Credit: ITV West Country

The fire is now under control but crews remain at the scene and six of the affected residents have been found emergency accommodation.

16 fire engines were called when a fire broke out in a deep fat fryer at Scoff's fish and chip shop on Torbay Road. The blaze quickly spread to neighbouring flats and residents had to be evacuated.

Paignton Chamber of Commerce have now launched a crowd funding appeal to help those affected by the fire.

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