85ft superyacht goes up in flames

85ft superyacht goes up in flames
Emergency services are at the scene after an 85ft motorboat in Torquay burst into flames.

Firefighters are battling to extinguish an inferno on a superyacht in Torquay.

德文郡 and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service says it has five fire appliances at the scene of the blaze, which has ripped though the 85ft vessel.

Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows black smoke and flames enveloping the white yacht, anchored in Torquay, 德文郡.

A Devon and 康沃尔 警察 发言人说: “Police were called at 12.10pm today to Princess Pier in Torquay following reports of a fire on a yacht moored in the marina.

“The boat is believed to be well alight and had broken from the mooring. It has now been secured by the Fire service near the pier.

“There have been no reported injuries at this time.

“Emergency services remain at the scene where the incident is ongoing.

“Due to levels of smoke and fumes we are asking residents in the area to keep their doors and windows shut at this time.

“Members of the public are also urged to avoid the area and beaches are being cleared by officers for public safety.”

Drew Parkinson, Coastguard area commander for South Devon & South-East Cornwall Coastline, 发推文: “We currently have Coastguards from across Devon and Cornwall assisting (警察) with a full closure of Torquay seafront.

“Please avoid this area.”

Cat Jones, a Liberal Democrat member of Torbay Council who witnessed the blaze, 发推文: “A yacht is on fire by Torquay marina it’s like a fire ball!”