Luxury hotel evacuated as huge gorse fire spreads in Devon

first_imgOne firefighter was taken to hospital and three others needed medical treatment. With the wind fanning the flames, the fire could be seen for miles around the area.Roads were closed, but some people have travelled to the area to see the incident. Devon fire It took place in an area that is popular with dog walkers.The fire service sent 20 pumps, four water carriers and two incident command units to the scene after the fire broke out around 2pm. Fire Fire in Devon Credit:Camera Firm / Following the fire on Woodbury Common today Woodbury Park is not in danger, but due access the business will remain closed until the morning— Woodbury Park Hotel (@Woodbury_Park) April 23, 2017 Firefighters on the scenecenter_img A luxury hotel was evacuated on Sunday as a massive gorse fire spread in Devon.Guests left the Woodbury Park hotel as a precaution as around 160 firefighters tried to contain the blaze on Woodbury Common in east Devon. Credit:NPAS Exeter Police Helicopter Credit:Twitter / @jeremyboyden Credit:NPAS Exeter Police Helicopter  The hotel was once owned by former world racing champion Nigel Mansell. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img