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BREAKING: McDonald’s fire closes part of city centre  


Devon and Somerset Fire Service are tackling a fire which broke out in McDonald’s in Exeter City Centre. Crews arrived just before 10:30am.

A spokesman for the fire service added: “Crews now have 10 breathing apparatus sets in use, four hose reel jets, one main jet, hydraulic platform, 13.5m ladder, two short extension ladders and three thermal imaging cameras.”

Eight pumps are being used to extinguish the flames, the smoke from which can be seen from miles around the city.

Road closures include the High Street, from Queen Street to Fore Street, North Street and the top of Fore Street. The majority of the Guildhall shopping centre remains open as usual, apart from Wilkinson’s which is remaining closed. Bus services around the Guildhall are expected to be impacted.

The flames are believed to be caused by a fire in a fat vat oven on the first floor.

John Harvey, Exeter City Centre Manager, has tweeted to assure the public that there is ‘no risk of further spread.’

Recent updates suggest that the fire has been put out. More to follow.

Laura-Jane Tiley, Online News Editor

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