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Firefighters tackle large gorse fire in Devon

A gorse fire which has broken out on heath-land has spread due to high winds.

Five firefighters have been injured while tackling the blaze on Woodbury Common, near Exeter, Devon.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said four have been treated for smoke inhalation and one has been taken to hospital with burns.

Twenty fire engines are at the scene, as well as a police helicopter.

  • 23 Apr 2017