Devon

Firefighters tackle 'two-mile long' Dartmoor gorse fire

gorse fire Image copyright NPAS Exeter
Image caption The National Police Air Service said there was "no threat" to the public

Firefighters have been tackling a "two-mile long" gorse fire in Devon, a fire service has said.

People were urged to avoid Watern Tor on Dartmoor while the blaze was brought under control.

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) in Exeter was called to assist Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service at 13:00 BST.

Residents said smoke could be "seen for miles" but there was "no threat" to the public, the NPAS said.

Image copyright Martin Herrington
Image caption The gorse fire covered a two-mile stretch of Dartmoor
Image copyright Vicky Chastey
Image caption People living nearby said smoke can be "seen for miles"

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