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Fire, Residential

Merrifield Close, Truro at 13/06/2018 01:32

At 00:05 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple emergency calls regarding a residential fire.

Two appliances from Truro were immediately mobilised. Once in attendance Truro requested make pumps 4. Two additional appliances were mobilised, along side the command vehicle from St Just and the OSV from Falmouth. The fire had spread to the roof, crews are using 2 main jets, 4 breathing apparatus and are searching the building.

At 00:44 make pumps 6 was requested. Along with, the attendance of the Aerial Ladder Platform. The fire had began to spread through the roof. Firefighters are using 6 breathing apparatus and making good progress.

Crews on scene are liaising with Police and Ambulance, who are also in attendance.

01:46 - Firefighters are using five main jets, two hose reel jets, the aerial ladder platform and breathing apparatus stage two. The fire had spread across roof space and was stopped by crews using building construction.

03:07 - Stop message received for the incident. All persons are accounted for, now scaling back the operations to two pumps and two main jets and crews are damping down.

A joint fire investigation will be taking place tomorrow morning.

Date Posted: 13/06/2018

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