A £6 million superyacht has gone up in flames on the Torquay harbourside.
Dramatic footage reveals the 85ft vessel consumed by fireplace, with thick black smoking billowing into the sky.
A spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Hearth and Rescue Service and there are presently 5 fireplace engines on the scene tackling the blaze.
They stated: “There may be an 85ft motorboat on fireplace. Hearth crews referred to as at 11.57am.
“5 fireplace engines on the scene. Liaising with the harbourmaster. “Please do stay away from the world.”
One other police assertion stated: “The boat is believed to be effectively alight and had damaged from the mooring. It has now been secured by the Hearth service close to the pier.
“There have been no reported accidents at the moment.
“Emergency providers stay on the scene the place the incident is ongoing.
“Because of ranges of smoke and fumes we’re asking residents within the space to maintain their doorways and home windows shut at the moment. Members of the general public are additionally urged to keep away from the world and seashores are being cleared by officers for public security.”
One witness tweeted that the situtation has “escalated” as all companies on Torquay’s entrance have closed.
In line with a hearth service assertion, fireplace management obtained 47 calls to reviews of the yacht on fireplace.
The assertion stated: “Crews once more affirm 1 85 foot yacht effectively alight alongside Princess Pier which can also be concerned in fireplace, all individuals are accounted for and the instant surrounding space has been evacuated.
“The yacht comprises roughly 8000 Litres of diesel gas, crews are presently at work utilizing 4 Respiratory Equipment wearers, 1 Compressed Air Foam Jet, 2 45mm Jets, 2 Gentle Moveable Pumps, water relay is presently being carried out by an open water supply in addition to a road hydrant getting used.”