Devon and Somerset Police are tackling a fire on an 85ft yacht at Torquay Marina - Credit: Jim Parker
Devon and Somerset Police are tackling a fire on an 85ft yacht at Torquay Marina - Credit: Jim Parker

BREAKING: Boat fire breaks out at Torquay marina

Ami Wyllie

A fire has broke out on an 85ft private yacht at Torquay Marina.

Videos from the scene show large flames and plumes of thick, black smoke rising from the dock. The smoke can be seen across the whole town.

Witnesses say that the Princess Theatre, which is next to the Marina, has been evacuated.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue has confirmed that five fire engines are currently on scene trying to get the flames under control.

Fire officers are advising people to stay away from the area while they tackle the blaze.

It is not yet known if anyone has been injured in the fire.

We'll bring you updates as we have them.

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