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Make Pumps 12 & Alp 1

Lifeboat Hill, St Ives at 04/12/2020 04:45

At 17:09 on the 4th December a call was received to a call from a property on Wharf road in St Ives. Initially crews from St Ives, Penzance and Hayle were initially mobilised to the scene. Soon after arriving at the property a request for ‘Make Pumps 6’ was made and further appliances from Penzance and Perranporth were mobilised to the scene.
The incident escalated and at 22:20 the request for ‘Make pumps 12 and Aerial Ladder Platforms 2’ was made. Appliances were mobilised to the scene from across the county along with various supporting appliances and Flexi duty officers. Specialist equipment included Aerial Ladder Platforms, Incident Command Units, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit, Welfare vehicle, High Volume Pump, Environmental Response Vehicle and the Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle.
Update: at 22:20 a request for Make pumps 12 was made additional appliances were mobilised to the scene.
At 23:00 six additional appliances were mobilised to the scene as relief pumps for the incident.
As of 04:30 on 05/12/2020 the incident is being scaled back and firefighters have entered the building wearing breathing apparatus, cutting away and damping down. The incident is soon to begin scaling down, up until this time appliances from St Ives, Penzance, Hayle, Perranporth, Falmouth, St Just, Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Helston, St Dennis, Tolvaddon, Mevagissey, Wadebridge, Fowey, Bodmin and Padstow have attended this incident. Other stations usedincluded Mullion, St Keverne and Polruan who provided strategic strategic cover.
An initial fire investigation is to be carried out later today (05/12/2020) to identify the cause of the fire.

Date Posted: 04/12/2020

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