People told to stay away from 'extremely dangerous' Dartmoor fire

People are being urged to keep away from an ‘extremely dangerous’ fire on Dartmoor.

People told to stay away from ‘extremely dangerous’ Dartmoor fire: Fire crews have been attending the fire all night. They must now wait for daylight to access the severity of the situation. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the fire, just a few miles from Tavistock, is estimated to be three miles wide.

Although it remains unclear how the fire started. Dartmoor National Park emergency officer, Rob Steemson, said that strong winds are fanning the fire and pushing it across the moorland. However rescue services said that vehicles are manning a watch. And there is no sign of ‘significant fire spread’ as of yet. A spokesman said “Crews remain at the scene, watching and containing the fire.

We will assess how to proceed when daylight returns, when there is more visibility and firefighting can continue.” The fire service said people have been arriving to take photos of the fire. It urged people to stay away, and that it certainly is not an ‘essential journey’ during lockdown. There are no reports of people or animals being injured so far, although the fire can be seen from Cornwall it is said.


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