Damage caused to the Rainbow Fun House by the Fire, Torquay
Image Credit: Colleen Smith

A total of 7 fire engines from Torquay, Paignton, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot along with a command support vehicle from Totnes and an Aerial Ladder Platform from Danes Castle were dispatched to a large fire at the derelict Rainbow Fun House.

Over 40 firefighters stayed into the night battling the blaze which involved the first floor and the roof space of the building.

Devon and Somerset fire service were able to confirm that no one was in the building at the time of the fire.

Residents were advised to stay indoors with their windows and doors shut.

The fire service remained on sight last night tackling the blaze due to the scale and complexity of the fire.

By 09:30 this morning the fire service had confirmed that the fire was out.

Image Credit: Colleen Smith

The former church and children play centre has suffered 80% smoke damage and the cause of the fire is currently being deemed as accidental.

Over 20 calls were made from members of the public to the fire service which broke out at 2pm yesterday, 14th February 2019.

Torwood Gardens Road remains closed this morning following the fire as the fire crews continue to dampen down.

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