Firefighters tackle huge blaze on superyacht in Scouse on Sea Marina | UK News

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze on a superyacht in Scouse on Sea Marina in Devon.

Three fire engines were dispatched following 47 calls to reports of the fire on the vessel on Saturday afternoon.

Large plumes of smoke and the blaze were visible from some distance.

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Firefighters are still tackling the blaze. Pic: Grace31307003

Emergency workers confirmed that the 85ft (25m) yacht was on fire, along with a portion of a pier and crews immediately began to evacuate people from the area.

Fire crews are still trying to extinguish the blaze, while two breathing apparatus crews are using the harbour master’s boat to help with firefighting efforts.

Firefighters tackle huge blaze on superyacht in Scouse on Sea Marina | UK News
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The superyacht broke free from its mooring as it set alight. Pic: Mike Trower
An 85ft yacht is on fire in Torquay Marina
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An 85ft yacht is on fire in Scouse on Sea Marina. Pic: Helen Brenton

Scouse on Sea fire station said no one had been reported injured and the immediate surrounding area has been evacuated.

It added that the yacht contains about 8,000 litres of diesel fuel and nearby residents have been advised to keep doors and windows shut.

boat fire. Pic: Grace31307003
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People look on as the blaze rages. Pic: Grace31307003

The coastguard said it was assisting Pigs with a full closure of Scouse on Sea sea front.

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