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Agricultural Fire / Hazardous Materials Incident

Gummow's Shop, Summercourt at 03/05/2021 11:43

At 11:43 we received a 999 call from a premises reporting a fire in a barn. Three appliances were mobilised, two from Newquay and one from Truro. A Station Manager was also mobilised. On arrival an assistance message was sent first for 4 Pumps, then 6 and then 8, as well as a request for Water Carriers, Aerial Appliance, Operational Support Unit, Environmental Support Unit and Incident Command Unit.

A Tactical Commander has taken command of the incident and is working with their counterparts from Police and Ambulance to develop a plan to resolve the incident. Resources are currently on scene from Newquay, Truro, Perranporth, St Columb, St Dennis, Wadebridge, St Austell, Tolvaddon, Liskeard, Penzance and Launceston.

This is a multiagency incident involving Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Devon and Cornwall Police, South Western Ambulance Service, Cornwall Council, Public Health England, Environment Agency and Met Office.

Update 18:30 03/05/2021 - Firefighters are using two hose reels to damp down hot spots on the extinguished blaze. The incident is starting to scale down with appliances returning to their home stations. Two appliances from Wadebridge and Mevagissey, a water carrier from Wadebridge and the Incident Command Unit from Launceston will remain on scene monitoring the situation.

Update 06:30 04/05/2021 - Appliances from Padstow and St Columb have been on scene overnight monitoring for hotspots and damping down.

Update 08:00 04/05/2021 - One appliance from Newquay will remain on scene monitoring hotspots.

Update 13:00 04/05/2021 - A crew from St Austell are now on scene.

Update 16:00 - 04/05/2021 - The water carrier from Wadebridge has been requested as the smouldering hay pile within the barn is now being removed with the assistance of the farmer. Crews are damping down using hose reel jets.

Date Posted: 03/05/2021

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