Huge fire at Devon family holiday park as 10 fire engines rush to scene

A huge fire broke out at a holiday park in Devon, as 10 fire engines were seen rushing to the scene.

Firefighters were at the leisure complex at Devon Hills Holiday Village which sits between Paignton and Totnes.

They said that half of the leisure centre roof was on fire and they were working hard to keep the blaze under control.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.09am to a fire in the sauna of the leisure complex at Devon Hills Holiday Village in Paignton.

“The building is over two floors measuring approximately 40m x 20m.

“Approximately 50% of the roof is involved in the fire.

“We have more than 10 fire engines at the scene, as well as a water bowser for extra water.

“We are using an aerial ladder platform as a water tower to fight the fire. We also have two main jets in use.

“The A385 main Totnes road is down to one lane outside the park as are accessing a hydrant on the road. Please avoid this road if possible.”

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Our only involvement was some traffic control at the entrance to the park but we have now left the scene and the log is closed.”

The fire service issued an update at 12.55pm, saying: “The main fire has been extinguished but we still have three fire engines dampening down hot spots.”

As of 3.12pm, the fire service added: “Crews have left the scene, one appliance will revisit later this afternoon.”