Huge fire rips through £6M super yacht as black smoke billows across harbour

A HUGE £6million super yacht erupted in a fireball at a harbour today leaving people trapped on the pier.

Plumes of black smoke billowed over Torquay as the flames ripped through the 85ft boat today.

A yacht is on fire in Torquay

A yacht is on fire in TorquayKrediet: BPM

Some locals are understood to be stuck on the pier as firefighters rush to extinguish the fire.

Three fire engines are on the scene but the water is not reaching the flames, Devon Live berigte.

The smoke stretched as far across South Devon and as far as Newton Abbot and Shaldon.

One stunned bystander said the blaze waslike a fireball.

It is not know if anyone is injured.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “85ft motorboat on fire. Fire crews called at 11.57am. Three fire engines on the scene. Liaising with the harbourmaster.

Thick black smoke could be seen across the harbour

Thick black smoke could be seen across the harbourKrediet: BPM

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