Firefighters are tackling an enormous blaze on a superyacht in Torquay Marina in Devon.
Devon and Somerset Hearth and Rescue Service says it has 5 hearth home equipment on the scene of the blaze which has ripped by the 85ft (25m) vessel, reportedly price about £6m
Eyewitnesses described a loud bang adopted by massive plumes of smoke and flames which had been seen from a long way.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman stated: “Police had been referred to as at 12.10pm at this time to Princess Pier in Torquay following studies of a fireplace on a yacht moored within the marina.
“The boat is believed to be nicely alight and had damaged from the mooring. It has now been secured by the fireplace service close to the pier.”
Folks had been evacuated from the speedy space by firefighters.
“Emergency providers stay on the scene the place the incident is ongoing,” police added.
“There have been no reported accidents right now.
“Members of the general public are additionally urged to keep away from the realm and seashores are being cleared by officers for public security.”
The hearth service stated the yacht incorporates about 8,000 litres of diesel gas and close by residents have been suggested to maintain doorways and home windows shut.
The coastguard stated it was aiding police with a full closure of Torquay sea entrance.