Massive fire rages on Dartmoor and can be seen for miles

A huge is gripping parts of Dartmoor this evening.

Reports from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have confirmed it is near Peter Tavy, a few miles north east of Tavistock.

They have deployed five pumps and other units, but have not managed to access the fire yet due to its remote location.

Numerous people have reported seeing flames in the area.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our crews are currently at Peter Tavy but we haven’t actually accessed the fire yet. We have five pumps and various special appliances.”

Images on social media appear to show a large section of moorland on fire. Large sections of the night sky are being illuminated by the flames.

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