People urged to avoid Watern Tor as 2 mile gorse fire is being tackled

The police helicopter is assisting in the fire Credit: NPAS/Twitter

Firefighters are tackling a gorse fire that stretches around 2 miles in Dartmoor. They were called to the Watern Tor area around 1pm.

Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton are urging people to avoid the area while the fire is brought under control. It's not thought to be a danger to local residents at the moment.

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