Fire at holiday park started accidentally

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Fire at holiday park started accidentally

Five local fire crews battled a blaze in Paignton that engulfed a leisure complex at the Devon Hills Holiday Park. 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called just after 7am this morning, Thursday, 15 September, to the sauna of the leisure complex at Devon Hills Holiday Village in Paignton.

Totnes, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Ashburton and Buckfastleigh fire crews were called to the scene and at one point there were more than ten fire engines on site at one time. 

People were evacuated from the building and nobody is understood to have been injured.

The A385 road to Totnes was down to one lane for a time as the crews accessed a water hydrant on the road. 

The fire was extinguished at 11.45am. 

A spokesperson for DSFRS said: "This was a two-storey building used as a leisure complex, the fire was located within the sauna area on the first floor, the fire spread to 40 per cent of the property, the remainder of the building was damaged by smoke and heat. Accidental cause."


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