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BREAKING NEWS: PICTURES Woodbury Fire

18:01 20 July 2014

Thick hazardous smoke blows back into Woodbury village on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9918-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Thick hazardous smoke blows back into Woodbury village on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9918-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Dramatic Blaze at breaker’s yard

Vehicles in the breaker's yard are engulfed in flames on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9927-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo OrdersVehicles in the breaker's yard are engulfed in flames on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9927-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

A ferocious blaze which started at 2.15 at the Woodbury Car Breakers on Gilbrook this afternoon has caused concerns for local residents as thick black smoke has been drifting across The village.

The rear of the breaker's yard on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9951-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo OrdersThe rear of the breaker's yard on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9951-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Several of the local roads remain shut including the B3179 as 10 fire crews have been involved in trying to control the fire while a number of local residents have been unable to return to their homes because of the dangerous and potentially hazardous smoke.

Firefighters' hoses attack the inferno from both ends on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9917-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo OrdersFirefighters' hoses attack the inferno from both ends on Sunday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 9917-30-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

In a tweet, Chief Constable Paul Netherton said that residents that lived within 200 metres had been evacuated.

UPDATE at 2040: The road is now open. More photos in the attached Photo Gallery.

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