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Fire Services tackle huge blaze at Dartmoor National Park


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Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service are advising the public to stay away from Dartmoor National Park, after a fire engulfed the historical site overnight.

The fire, which started on Thursday evening, has spread across three miles, but firefighters are now confident that they have traced the source of the fire and have managed to contain it.

A statement on the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from Tavistock, Plympton, Princetown, Okehampton, Crownhill, Totnes, Chagford, Holsworthy and Crediton attended this incident along with supporting officers. One of the first fire engines on arrival reported a large fire involving the moorland which was some considerable distance from the roadside.”

Due to extreme weather conditions, the fire services have focused on containing the fire until conditions improve.

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