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Huge fire breaks out on Dartmoor in Devon

Telegraph, 12 Feb 2021
Emergency crews have urged members of the public to stay away from an "extremely dangerous" large fire on Dartmoor.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said crews remained in place overnight but must wait until daylight returns fully before assessing the situation.

The blaze was reported near Tavy Cleave, a few miles north-east of Tavistock and estimated to be more than three miles (5km) wide.

Rob Steemson, Dartmoor National Park emergency officer, told the PA news agency it is not clear how or where the fire started, but that "strong" winds are pushing it further across the moorland.

Mr Steemson added that park rangers are in attendance along with the fire service.

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