£6m 85ft Superyacht Port – Explosions are heard as flames rise at Henry’s Club

Explosions are heard as the £6m 85ft superyacht goes up in flames in the harbor – causing people to blaze at the far end of the pier

  • Smoke was seen throughout South Devon and as far as Newton Abbott and Sheldon
  • Five fire tenders on the spot after smoke rose in 85 feet motorboat
  • The A379 Torbay road is blocked due to fire services activity in both directions
  • It is not yet known whether anyone was injured in the fire

Fire crews are currently at Torquay Harborside after a fire broke out in a £6 million superyacht.

Five fire tenders are at the scene after the 85-foot Princess motorboat caught fire, according to a spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

An eyewitness said: ‘It started 15 minutes ago from the pontoon. There were explosions.

The ropes got burnt and she went to the ghat. The fire brigade took the trolleys and pumps along with the pontoons but the water was not reaching.

‘Some people are stuck at the other end of the pier and cannot come back. Firefighters are running along the side of the pier. Still big flames.’


Fire crews currently at Torquay Harborside after a £6 million superyacht fire

Five fire tenders are at the scene after the 85-foot Princess motorboat caught fire, according to a spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘The 85-foot motorboat caught fire. Firefighters called at 11.57 am. Three fire engines on the spot. Liaison with the port master.’

Smoke has been observed throughout South Devon and as far as Newton Abbott and Sheldon.

An eyewitness described the fire as ‘like a ball of fire’. It is not yet known whether there were any casualties in the fire or not.

Road traffic and monitoring service Inrix reported: ‘The A379 Torbay Road is blocked in both directions, with traffic queuing due to fire services activity from Torquay Harbor to the road.’

An eyewitness said: ‘It started 15 minutes ago from the pontoon. There were explosions’

An eyewitness described the fire as ‘like a ball of fire’. It is not yet known whether anyone was injured in the fire

Smoke has been seen throughout South Devon and as far as Newton Abbott and Sheldon

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