Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:56:20 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28980John RickardThere have been no incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the Newsdesk will be updated. Last year there were 66 accidental dwelling fires due to cooking which is a reduction of more than a fifth on the previous year. Cooking related fires account for the biggest proportion of accidental dwelling fires in Cornwall. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). For more information follow the link below to help make your kitchen safe: ]]>Fri, 9 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30064Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, on arrival the crew found a camper van well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereels.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30062Maggie MooreOne appliance from Perranporth Fire Station used one hosereel to extinguish a fire in a bin. The cause was accidental]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30063Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended this incident where a car collided with a wall. The occupants were safe and out of the car so crews assisted Police to make the scene and vehicle safe.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30061Ian OliverOn receipt of this initial call, both appliances from Falmouth were mobilised, on arrival at the incident further resources were requested and an appliance from Truro attended as well as resources from Penzance. The crews were faced with a single storey garage which was well alight and containing several vehicles, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed at the scene and used high pressure hosereel jets and also a foam jet and a main jet. Western Power attended to isolate power to the building. Devon & Cornwall Police attended and closed roads in the vicinity. The incident was scaled down by 0900 hours. A Fire Investigation is taking place.]]>Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30060Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. There was approximately 50 square meters of rough grassland on fire, crews used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Solar Panelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30059Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro Fire Station attended this incident. The property was a 2 storey semi-detached with a fire in solar panel on the roof. Crews gained access internally via the roof space to isolate the power. The Aerial Ladder Platform was requested to use for a thorough inspection of the roof. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30058Megan VigoAt 04:49 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting the attendance of Cornwall Fire to a road traffic collision on the A30. Two fire appliances from Launceston were immediately mobilised, along with the Rescue Tender from Bodmin. On arrival crews discovered one vehicle in a ditch, with one person trapped. Crash rescue equipment was used to remove the casualty, who was left in the care of the Ambulance service. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTAircraft Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30057Adam OliverAt 14:25 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call reporting that a aircraft had crashed in the St Agnes area. Fire Service Resources were immediately dispatched. On arrival a light aircraft crash was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the aircraft safe and to provide first aid to the single occupant of the aircraft who has been transferred to the care of the ambulance service. No further details are available for this incident. ]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30056Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a shed fire at a property in Riverside, Angarrack. One pump from Hayle, one pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one shed well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. At 05:33 crews confirmed the fire was out. Crews damped down the area and were turning over debris to check for hotspots.]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30055Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Liskeard community fire station attended the scene of a reported vehicle fire. On arrival two vehicles were reported well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hosereels were used to extinguish the fires. The cause is arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been notified. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident.]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTTrain Power Car Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30054Sarah LynhamAt 20:02 this evening the Critical Control Centre received a call stating that a train power car was on fire in the platform at Penzance Railway Station. Appliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the scene. On arrival the crews sent the message of 'smoke issuing'. 20:11 Make Pumps Three message received and further crews from Penzance Community Fire Station mobilised. 20:14 Make Pumps Five message received. Appliances from St Just and St Ives were mobilised along with additional resources from Falmouth and another Wholetime Officer. 20:29 Message received from Wholetime Officer on scene stating that good progress is being made. Fire is isolated to engine compartment. Four Breathing Apparatus, two hose reel jets and two main jets, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera in use. 22:27 Update. Can now be confirmed that fire was in the Train Power Car. The Power Car has now been moved from Penzance Railway Station to another location. Crews are still remaining with the Power Car checking for hotspots. Penzance Railway Station is now operating as normal. ]]>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30053Janice JamesTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire involving approximately 2 acres of gorse. Fire crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets. ]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29053Megan VigoAt approximately 08:29 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting our attendance to a two vehicle road traffic collision in Washaway. One fire appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to the incident. On arrival firefighters confirmed that there was no persons trapped and proceeded to make the vehicles safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29052Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a fire in an industrial unit. Fire fighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel and wearing breathing apparatus. ]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29013Todd HollyoakeThroughout the past 24 hours our Co-responders from St. Ives, St. Keverne, Mullion, Helston and St. Mawes have been very busy assisting South West Ambulance Service with emergency medical calls. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29050Ian OliverOne appliance from Falmouth attended this incident, the crew extinguished the bin fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29051Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found thirty square metres of gorse alight, which was extinguished using two high pressure hosereel jets and beaters. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29049Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from St. Mawes & Mevagissey were mobilised, on arrival the crew found one vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29048Ian OliverAfter receipt of this call both appliances from Truro were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a barn well alight and requested further resources of two further appliances and a water carrier, further resources were mobilised from Tolvaddon and Helston as well as support resources from Falmouth and St. Just. The fire involved a barn measuring approximately fifteen by twenty metres, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets and high pressure hosereels at the scene to extinguish the fire. Crews were delayed for some time, with the last resource returning to their home station by 2030 hours.]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29047Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to a call reporting of fire seen in the distance. On arrival the crew found a large quantity of rubbish on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. This incident has also been reported to the Police. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Please look at the link for more information. ]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29046Helen KnightAt 1721 today Cornwall Critical Control Centre received a call to a male trapped under a car. One appliance from Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Stations attended the incident. On arrival crews found one male casualty trapped under the car after the jack had failed causing the car to collapse on him. Crews used crash rescue equipment and air bags to release the casualty into the car of the Ambulance Service. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29045Katherine TakelAn appliance from Liskeard was mobilised to a shed fire at 22:14. On arrival the Firefighters found a shed measuring three by two meters well alight. They are currently using one hose reel to extinguish the flames. ]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29044Adam OliverCurrently two appliances from Tolvaddon and one appliance from Truro are in-attendance at a commercial garage fire. Firefighters are using two breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29043Megan VigoAt 07:45 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a call regarding a road traffic collision. Two appliances from Bodmin, one from Delabole and a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one small vehicle that had flipped onto it's roof. No persons were trapped and firefighters proceeded to make the vehicle safe. Two casualties were left in the care of the ambulance service. Crews remained on scene assisting police and highways with clearing the debris and making the road safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 9 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29039Sarah LynhamA crew from Delabole Community Fire Station attended to a property with a chimney on fire. On arrival the crews used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBoiler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29040Sarah LynhamAppliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Helston Community Fire Stations responded to a report of smoke coming from a property. On arrival the crews found this to be a thatched property and quickly used one hose reel jet and one covering jet. On further investigation of the property the smoke was caused by a faulty boiler. When a fire takes hold of a thatched property the damage is devastating. Chimneys can be a main cause of fire in thatched properties so ensuring your chimney is swept and kept in good working order is essential. Follow our advice to keep your property as safe as possible. Remember if you have a fire, get out, stay out and call 999. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29037Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Delabole are currently on scene at an area of grass and gorse measuring approximately 100sq meters that is well alight. Firefighters are using beaters to extinguish the flames. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision,https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29036Katherine TakelAppliances from St Dennis, St Austell and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a road traffic collision with one person trapped. On arrival the first appliance confirmed that there had been a two vehicle collision,with one car well alight. All persons were removed from the vehicles before the arrival of The Fire Service and crews set about giving first aid to the vehicle occupants until the arrival of The Ambulance. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the flames and remained on scene with Ambulance assisting with casualty care. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBonfire Out of Controlhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29038Katherine TakelAn appliance from Newquay used one hose reel to extinguish a garden fire that spread to the hedge. To learn more about how to have a safe controlled burn, follow the link below. ]]>Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29035Emma MatthewsTwo fire crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a fire in an industrial unit. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using a high pressure hose reel along with a covering jet and thermal imaging camera..]]>Fri, 6 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29034Emma MatthewsOn receipt of this call from a neighbour stating that a fire alarm was sounding at a property and the lights were on and no answer from the premises, the incident was classified as 'persons reported' by the Control Operator and both appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crew found a fire in an upstairs flat measuring four by four metres, crews forced entry and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a high pressure hose reel, one male casualty was rescued from the building, the casualty was taken into the care of attending ambulance crew. Cornwall Fire & Rescue personnel proceeded to extinguish the fire involving a cooker and then proceeded to ventilate the property. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29033Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open in St Ervan, Wadebridge. One pump from St Columb Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a controlled burn at a property, which Cornwall Fire and Rescue service was not aware of. Details have been pasted to Fire Control and the fire was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. If you are planning a bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29032Janice JamesFire crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations attended a flat fire in Trewavas Crescent, Helston. The fire was extinguished by fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus using a thermal imaging camera, a hose reel and covering jet. ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29031Emma MatthewsThree appliances from Wadebridge, Delabole and Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a barn fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, two main jets, one hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Also the water carrier from Wadebridge is in attendance at the incident. Good progress and being made and crews are scaling down at the incident. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Thu, 5 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In The Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29027Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near Mexico Towans, Hayle. One pump from Hayle Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small fire in the open involving gorse. Crews extinguished the fire using beaters and monitored hotspots. Arson was suspected and the details have been passed onto the Police. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29028Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call from the Ambulance Service reporting a road traffic collision with one person trapped in Union Street, Camborne. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving one bus and one car with no persons trapped. Crews assisted the occupant of the vehicle and left them and incident in the safe hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29026Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting a vehicle fire on the A392, Newquay. One pump from Newquay Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the vehicle was well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one and two hose reel jets. Crews closed the carriageway for firefighter safety. The carriageway has now been reopened and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the owners. ]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29025Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a trailer on fire on County Road, Upton. One pump from Bude Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the fire was out on arrival and the crews checked for hotspots.]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29024Ian OliverOne appliance from Delabole was mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 4 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29019Helen KnightOur Co Responder crews from Helston, Mullion and St Ives have been busy assisting the Ambulance Service with calls today. They assist with medical emergencies in their areas. For further information on the work carried out by our Co Responders please see the link below]]>Sun, 1 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29023Megan VigoAt 17:30 this afternoon an emergency call was received by the Critical Control Centre, from a member of the public reporting a kitchen fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a whole time officer were mobilised to attend the incident. On arrival Tolvaddon immediately requested another fire appliance from Hayle and made the incident Persons Reported. Crews entered a three storey block of flats, which was heavily smoke logged, using 2 breathing apparatus. The incident was soon made all persons accounted for. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the flat. The incident has been confirmed as accidental and confined Deep-fat frying presents more dangers in your kitchen. Chip pans are safe as long as you follow some simple guidelines. Before putting food in the pan dry the food, and test the temperature of the oil by putting in a small piece of bread. If the bread crisps quickly the oil is ready. Remember: • Never fill a chip pan (or other deep-fat fryer) more than one-third full of oil • Never leave the pan unattended when the heat is switched on • Never put the food in the pan if the oil begins to give off smoke. Turn off the heat and leave the oil to cool, otherwise it could catch fire • Consider using a thermostatically controlled deep-fat fryer - this will ensure that the fat does not get too hot • If your pan does catch fire: Don't take any risks. • Turn off the heat if it's safe to do so. • Never throw water over it. • Don't tackle the fire yourself. • Get out, stay out and call 999! Whatever you do, don't throw water over the fire and don't move the pan; the effects can be devastating. If you are in any doubt about whether to try and put out a chip pan fire yourself, then don't - leave the room, close the door and call the Fire & Rescue Service. For more information on preventing a kitchen fire, select the link below: ]]>Tue, 3 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Industrialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29022Megan VigoAt 12:02 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a fire within an industrial premises. One appliance from Wadebridge, Bodmin and a whole time officer was mobilised to the incident. Once on scene firefighters discovered one tumble dryer fire that had been extinguished prior to the crews arrival. The tumble dryer was safely removed from the premises. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Tue, 3 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29021Megan VigoOn receipt of a 999 call informing the Critical Control Centre of smoke coming from floor boards in residential flats, one appliance from Penzance, St Just and a whole time officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival firefighters found a small fire in the floorboards. Small gear was used to cut away and the fire was extinguished using a CO2 extinguisher. The fire was confirmed as accidental. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTMotorcycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29020Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Perranporth extinguished a reported motorcycle fire using one hosereel. A thorough search using a Thermal Imaging Camera was made, to ensure that the rider was not still in the immediate area. The cause is arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 2 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29018Fire ControlCornwall Fire and Rescue Service had a busy night attending multiple flooding incidents throughout the county.]]>Sun, 1 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTWeather Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29017Megan VigoThroughout the evening the Critical Control Centre has received numerous calls related to the weather conditions. In the event of major flooding in the county, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service work closely with other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to the operation. For advice on how you can prepare and try to minimise damage and the risk of flooding please see the link below. Alternatively you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice, including registration to the Flood Warning Services.]]>Sat, 31 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTMass Boiler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29016Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Communityr Fire Station along with the assistance of our colleagues from Camels Head Fire Station attended this incident. The fire was in a mass boiler housed within a metal container measuring approximately 4m by 3m. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a CO2 extinguisher to put the fire out. There are no suspicious circumstances to the cause of the fire.]]>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29015Sarah LynhamAn off duty whole time officer came across a two vehicle road traffic collision and called the Critical Control Centre asking for more assistance. An Appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. The crew made sure that the vehicles and scene were safe and assisted with casualty care. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectric Bicycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29014Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Padstow Community fire Station responded to an incident following an emergency call to the Critical Control Centre. On arrival the crews found a battery on fire and successfully extinguished it. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29012Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a vehicle fire in Penwithick Road, Penwithick. One pump from St Austell Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one abandoned vehicle, well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. Arson was suspected and the Police had been informed. The fire was confirmed as confined and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the Police. ]]>Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29011Fire ControlOur Critical Control Centre received a large volume of 999 calls reporting a fire in a block of flats. Fire Control operators were able to establish the fire was on the top (third) floor. Three Fire appliances and an Ariel Ladder Platform were assigned to the incident. The first crews quick action prevented any escalation of the incident. They used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Residents discovered the fire because there was a working smoke alarm system in place. Remember to check your smoke alarms this Easter. ]]>Wed, 28 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29010Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre mobilised one appliance from St Dennis and one appliance from St Columb, after receiving an emergency call regarding a tractor fire. On arrival crews discovered the tractor well alight. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29009Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in Portscatho, St Mawes. One pump from St Mawes, one pump from Truro and one from St Austell Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a tumble dryer fire within the downstairs utilities area with smoke issuing from the property. Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jet, one safety jet, and two thermal imaging cameras. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Tumble dryers and washing machines contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot. If you do not clean and maintain your machine, excess fluff or lint can build up over time and catch fire. Remember to: • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using your dryer • Never leave your appliance unattended or running overnight • Never overload your washing machine or dryer or put items in that have been used to soak up flammable liquids • Keep your dryer well ventilated ensuring the vent pipe is kink free, not blocked or crushed in any way • Clean the filter in your dryer after every use • Have your dryer serviced regularly by a qualified engineer • Don't ignore the warning signs • Does your tumble dryer smell of burning? • Are your clothes taking longer to dry? • Do the clothes feel hotter at the end of the cycle? • Does the external vent flap stay shut when the dryer is on? • If you notice any of the above, clean the filter and check the vent pipe immediately. For more information visit our website which also has information on product recalls: ]]>Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29008Megan VigoAt 19:23 this evening one appliance from Mullion was mobilised to a chimney fire. On arrival firefighters used small gear to cut away and gain access to the fire. The fire was extinguished and confirmed as accidental and confined. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29007Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston and one appliance from Mullion were mobilised to a report of a tractor on fire in a field. The crews used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one dry extinguisher to put the fire out. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29006Maggie MooreTwo appliances were mobilised to a report of a washing machine fire in a kitchen in a block of flats. On arrival the first crew on scene confirmed the fire was out and no further appliances were required. An electrician was being contacted by the landlord. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped In Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29005John RickardOur Critical Control Centre received a call this evening from a concerned Mum who's son was stuck in a lift and a lift engineer was over two hours away. The young adult male stuck in the lift, was becoming distressed in the confined space. An appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended the block of flats and located the lift on the 7th floor. The crew worked to release two people stuck in the lift and at 21:54 reported the two males had been rescued. The crew waited on scene until the lift engineer arrived. They returned to home station at 22:03.]]>Sun, 25 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29004Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call appliances from St Dennis and St Austell were mobilised along with a wholetime officer. Upon arrival a Make Pumps 3 assistance message was sent and an appliance from Mevagissey was mobilised. At 16:20 a Make Pumps 4 assistance message was sent. An additional appliance from Bodmin was mobilised, along with specialist appliances from Falmouth and Launceston. Devon and Cornwall Police are in attendance. ** Update 17:55 ** The officer in charge has requested the assistance of Western Power Distribution to isolate the electric supply to the property. Steady progress is being made and firefighters are removing roof slates to expose the roof space and check for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera. **Update 18:13** An Aerial Ladder Platform from Newquay has been requested. Crews are making good steady progress. Update: 22:00 The incident is now being scaled back. Two appliances will stay overnight to damp down. One side of the road will be open again soon to allow traffic through. Update: 0600 26/3/18 One appliance remained on scene through the night monitoring. A fire investigation will be completed in daylight hours.]]>Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTGrill Pan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29003Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call both appliances from Falmouth were mobilised Crews discovered that there had been a small fire in a grill pan, that was out on their arrival. Crews gave advice and assisted with ventilating the property. Crews have returned to their home station.]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29002Freddie MartinOn receipt of this call appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised. Crews discovered that there had been a small fire in a cooker, that was out on their arrival. Crews gave advice and have now returned to their home stations.]]>Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChemical Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=29001Katherine TakelA call was received from Ambulance at 15:00 requesting the attendance of The Fire Service to a female who had been taken ill after inhaling fumes from chemicals. Appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised along with a support vehicle from St Just and The Environment Support Vehicle from Penzance. On arrival two casualties were outside with Paramedics suffering with the effects of chemical fume inhalation. Firefighters entered the property wearing breathing apparatus to locate and identify the chemicals that had been mixed, before removing them to the outside and ventilating the home. After thorough investigation it was confirmed that the gas produced was chlorine and all persons were taken to RCH Treliske for examination. ]]>Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28999Megan VigoAt 23:50 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding a caravan on fire. Two appliances from Bude and a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one static caravan, fully involved in fire. Firefighters located cylinders to the rear of the caravan. The cylinders were checked using a thermal imagining camera, and found to be cold. Crews were then enable to move them to a safe location, away from the fire. Two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. This incident is confirmed as accidental and confined. Did you know that on average 360 fires per year occur in caravans? It’s important to remember that fire safety doesn’t stop when you leave the house. To find out more information on the potential hazards whilst camping outdoors and how to prevent a fire, select the related link below: ]]>Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28998Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Wadebridge was mobilised, on arrival firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance.]]>Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28997John RickardTwo appliances from Truro Fire Station were mobilized to a reported tractor and trailer on fire in a country lane between Probus and Trispen. When the crews arrived the tractor and trailer were well alight and the fire had spread to the nearby hedgerow. Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to tackle the fire. Due to the amount of water required the appliances shuttled water from a nearby hydrant. At 17:29 the fire was confirmed as extinguished, accidental and spread. The incident was left in the hands of Cornwall Highways and Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28996Adam OliverOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChild & Keys Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28995John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a call from a concerned Mum this afternoon after her keys and child were accidentally locked in the car. She requested assistance as her breakdown company were over an hour away. An appliance from Liskeard Fire Station on route to standby in Saltash was asked to proceed to and attend the location. Using small tools the crew assisted the car owner to enter the vehicle and reunite the Mum, Child and car keys. The crew returned to their standby in Saltash.]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTHoax Callshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28994Todd HollyoakeDuring the evening Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service have received two hoax calls to incidents across the county. One in St Austell where two crews and a whole time officer were mobilised and one in Redruth where our Fire Control staff realised it was a hoax before mobilising. A hoax call to any Emergency Service could cost lives; tying up valuable emergency resources and preventing them from attending a real incident. If there had been a genuine emergency, resources would have to be called in from another station further away. Putting lives at risk. Making hoax calls is illegal. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. In the cases above both telephone numbers and details given have been passed on to Devon & Cornwall Police. Find out more about hoax calls on the link below. ]]>Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28992Megan VigoAt 16:19 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call reporting a chimney fire. One appliance was immediately mobilised from Penzance. Once in attendance crews used a 135 ladder, shacs pack and hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxidehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28993Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Ambulance control at 13:56 this afternoon. Ambulance were in attendance at a property where a carbon monoxide alarm was sounding. One appliance from Launceston and a whole time officer was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus to enter the property and discovered a carbon monoxide reading of 50 parts per million. Firefighters evacuated and ventilated the property. Carbon Monoxide is potentially fatal and even low-levels of the poison can cause lasting damage to your health. You can't smell it, see it or taste it, but it could be there now. Further information and guidance regarding Carbon monoxide can be found on the following link. ]]>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28991Maggie MooreOne appliance was mobilised to a chimney fire at this domestic property. The crews from Penzance were committed to a property fire so the standby appliance from Hayle attended. The crews used chimney kit to extinguish the fire and gave the occupants advise for future reference. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28990Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Penzance and St. Just were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a detached park home involved in fire, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were deployed and used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire, the crews were delayed for some time cutting away and damping down.]]>Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28989Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Wadebridge and Delabole along with the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision with reports of people trapped in the vehicle. On arrival the first appliance assisted two casualties from the vehicle and handed them into the care of South West Ambulance Service Trust.]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTSmall Vehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28988Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a trailer on fire near a property in Herland Road, Godolphin Cross. One pump from Helston Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small trailer fire which was out on arrival. Crews used one hose reel jet to dampen down. Handover form was completed and crews returned to home station. ]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28987Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near Tresaderns Hill, St Day. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small bonfire in the open with the landowners in attendance. Advice was given and the bonfire was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28986Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a chimney fire at a property in Whitstone, Holsworthy. One pump from Bude Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a chimney fire and located the hotspots using a thermal imaging camera. Crews accessed the register plate and removed large amounts of hot embers and ash. A handover form was completed and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Over the last three years Cornwall firefighters have tackled 571 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire in a stablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28985Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a stable in Bollowal, St Just. One pump from St Just, one pump from Penzance Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed flames issuing and ‘Made Pumps Three’. One pumps from Hayle Community Fire Station, who were redirected from a standby at Penzance Community Fire Station. Crews used two breathing apparatus under rapid deployment and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews confirmed the fire as accidental and completed a handover form. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants.]]>Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire - Industrial / Commercialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28984Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting smoke issuing at Cornwall Services, off A30, Victoria. Two pumps from Bodmin, one pump from St Dennis Community Fire Stations and a wholetime officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small fire in an extractor unit above a pizza oven. The building was evacuated on arrival of our crews. Fire crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. A handover form was completed and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the onsite manager.]]>Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28983Megan VigoThroughout the evening the Critical Control Centre has received numerous calls related to the weather conditions. Appliances have been mobilised from: - Newquay - Falmouth - Perranporth - St Dennis to incidents involving flooding. In the event of major flooding in the county, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service work closely with other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to the operation. For advice on how you can prepare and try to minimise damage and the risk of flooding please see the link below. Alternatively you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice, including registration to the Flood Warning Services. ]]>Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo-respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28982Sarah LynhamOur Co-responder crews from St Ives, Mullion and St Keverne have been very busy assisting Ambulance crews. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Tourist Attractionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28981Janice JamesFire crews from St Austell and Fowey Community Fire Stations attended a small fire in a local tourist attraction. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a dry powder extinguisher. The fire was confirmed as accidental ignition.]]>Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTTanning Shop Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28978Andy TaylorTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a supervisory officer following 999 calls to a fire in a shop. Camborne CCTV is monitored in the Critical Control Centre at the fire service HQ at Tolvaddon and smoke was soon seen issuing from the shop, indicating a spreading fire. An additional fire appliance from Hayle Emergency Services Community Station was mobilised and Police informed that the road would be blocked by the fire appliances. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the building and firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, got to work using one hose reel, one safety jet and one main jet to extinguish the fire. Update at 2315hrs: A further appliance was requested for breathing apparatus, which is on scene from Perranporth (they were standing by at Tolvaddon). A breathing apparatus support vehicle and crew from Falmouth are also in attendance. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are continuing to cool the fire and search for hotspots using thermal imaging cameras and hosereels. Adjoining properties are being checked for fire spread. The building involved is 5 metres by 10 metres in a terrace and consisting of three floors. The tanning shop is on the ground floor with flats above. The road is still currently closed between Tyacks and Trelowarren Street. Devon & Cornwall Police are assisting firefighters at the scene. Update at 0001hrs: The fire has been extinguished and the property checked for fire spread. A ground floor salon area has been damaged by fire and flats above damaged by smoke. An investigation into the cause of the fire will continue later in the morning. One Tolvaddon fire crew remain in attendance and all other fire crews have now left the scene. Update at 0015hrs: Firefighters have left the scene and the road has now reopened. ]]>Thu, 8 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28979Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from St Ives Community Fire Station are attending to a report of a fire in a field. On arrival the crews found a large area on fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Thu, 8 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28977Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Road Traffic Collision on A388, Launceston. One pump from Launceston, one pump from Callington and the rescue tender Bodmin Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision. Crews stabilised the vehicle for extrication of an elderly person. Crews made both vehicles safe, made up equipment and cleared debris from the roadside.]]>Thu, 8 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28976Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a Road Traffic Collision in Wendron, Helston. One pump from Helston and the rescue tender Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Fire Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped. Crews used two sets crash rescue equipment to release the patient, made the vehicles safe and the patient was left in the care of the air ambulance.]]>Thu, 8 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28975Megan VigoAt 19:19 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call reporting a residential fire. Appliances from Truro and Falmouth were immediately mobilised, along with a whole time officer. On arrival crews discovered that the fire had been extinguished. Firefighters carried out an inspection and assisted ambulance who were also in attendance. The incident was confirmed as accidental and confined. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Wed, 7 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28974John RickardA number of calls were received by our Critical Control Centre this morning reporting a road traffic collision in the area of Stithians Reservoir. The reports were of a moped and a van being in collision and smoke issuing from the vehicles. An appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station and an appliance from Falmouth Fire Station were mobilized. On arrival our crews found the vehicles well alight, with all persons out of the vehicles. The crew used 2 hose reels and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. South Western Ambulance also attended to assess the occupants of the vehicles and the incident was handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Wed, 7 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28971Maggie MooreTwo applainces brom Bude Fire Station attended this incident. The chimney was well alight on arrival of the crew they used one stirrup pump, one hoserel, a 105 ladder and a roof ladder to extinguish the fire. They also checked neighbouring properties for hotspots using a thermal image camera. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Tue, 6 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28972Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Mawes attended this incident involving a car that had rolled after a deer ran out in front of it. The driver was out of the vehicle but suffering from shock an ambulance was requested. Police were also on scene as the vehicle was blocking the road. The made the vehicle safe and assisted the other agencies on scene.]]>Tue, 6 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28970Janice JamesFire crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a child locked in a car. Fire crews rescued the child from the car using hand tools. ]]>Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTAssistance To Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Servicehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28968Helen KnightAt 2200 tonight Critical Control received a call from Devon and Somerset asking for an appliance from Launceston Fire Station to attend and incident in Lifton. The crew are attending a property where the residents have detected an unknown smell. There are no further details on this incident from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service as the incident will be run by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.]]>Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Responder Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28967Helen KnightAt 1941 today the Helston Co Responder crew assisted the Ambulance service with an emergency call. They gave assistance to the patient and monitored them until the arrival of the paramedics.]]>Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28966Maggie MooreA call was received in Fire Control from an address in Hayle. The smoke alarm could be heard and an elderly occupant shouting for help this was immediately made persons reported. One appliance from Hayle, one appliance from Tolvaddon, one appliance from St Ives and an Officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the building and a team of two breathing apparatus wearers rapidly entered the property, dealt with the fire using hosereel and also rescued one dog. The property was single storey domestic measuring approximately 7m by 5m with a fire located in the kitchen. The breathing apparatus teams increased to four and two hosereel were used to put the fire out. One elderly female was out of the property prior to the arrival of the crew, she was suffering smoke inhalation and an Amb was requested. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28961Maggie Moore Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service Co-Responders have been assisting the Ambulance service with numerous medical emergencies. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below:]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28965Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in Upton Towans, Hayle. One pump from Hayle and one pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire within the bathroom area of the property. Crews extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a fire extinguisher. Crews ventilated the property and confirmed the fire was accidental and confined. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants.]]>Sun, 4 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28964Jed StoneTime of call to Fire Service at 1627 hours. Road traffic collision involving a single vehicle. One fire appliance from Saltash fire station, another fire appliance from Camels Head fire station and the rescue tender from Bodmin fire station attended the incident. Firefighters released two people from the vehicle using crash rescue equipment. Police and the Ambulance service also attended.]]>Sat, 3 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28963Megan VigoAt 15:52 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call from the Ambulance service, reporting a road traffic collision. Two appliances from St Just were mobilised to the incident, as well as one officer. On arrival crews found a two vehicle road traffic collision. One casualty was not trapped in the vehicle however, due to icy weather conditions making it hard to gain access to the casualty, firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the vehicle door. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. Driving in snow, ice and wintry conditions requires extra care and preparation, and you should only drive when absolutely necessary. Please read our guidelines on safe winter driving. ]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28962Megan VigoAt 12:10 this afternoon one appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to reports of a chimney fire. Firefighters used chimney rods and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28960Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call regarding a chimney fire at Arundel Terrace, Bude. One appliance from Bude Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews located a fire behind the register plate. Firefighters removed the plate using small tools. A thermal imaging camera was used to ensure that the fire was extinguished. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28959Ben HoodA crew from Mevagissey Fire Station attended a dangerous structure incident. On arrival it was confirmed the entire roof was taken off due to weather conditions. Crews trying to make area safe.]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Related Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28956John RickardCornwall Fire and Rescue Service are currently receiving a number of calls in relation to the weather conditions in the area. The Critical Control Centre have mobilized appliances from; - Newquay - Fowey - Bodmin - St Austell - Tolvaddon - Truro - Penzance - St Ives - Helston - St Just - Launceston - Torpoint - Padstow to various incidents, mainly involving burst water pipes affecting the electrics in properties.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agencyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28958John RickardTwo Firefighters from Bude Fire Station assisted our colleagues at Devon and Cornwall Police this evening to search for an elderly couple who were stranded in their vehicle after it broke down and their mobile phone ran out of battery. Using one of the 4x4 water rescue vehicles the crew, joined by two Police officers, travelled along the A388 towards Great Torrington to try and locate the vehicle. After travelling a distance along the A388 contact was made with the couple who had managed to get to a nearby hotel and seek refuge there. The couple were checked over by a Devon Co-Responder and reported safe and well.]]>Fri, 2 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28957John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a call at 22:07 reporting a fire inside a derelict building on St Clare Street, Penzance. Appliances from Penzance and Hayle were initially mobilized, along with a whole time officer. At 22:26 the attending crew requested make pumps 3. An appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilized. ** Update 23:21 ** Teams using breathing apparatus are making good progress. Two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to help extinguish the fire and monitor hot spots.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28955John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a call at 19:50hrs from a homeowner reporting the kitchen filling up with smoke. Two appliances from St Austell Fire Station were immediately mobilized. On arrival the crews investigated the cause of the smoke. A fire was located in a neighboring property out-building. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire and the cause is suspected to be candles being left unattended.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28953John Rickard1 pump from St Keverne Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision today, no persons trapped. The crew made the vehicle safe and ensure the scene was safe.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28954John Rickard1 pump from Looe Fire Station attended a premises in West Looe to a report of flooding inside a premises, affecting the electrics in the property. The crews isolated the electrics and water supply. The incident was handed back to the home owner to organize repairs.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28952Megan VigoAt 09:22 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a bus on fire. One appliance from Penzance, two appliances from Helston and one officer was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews reported smoke issuing. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28969Emma MatthewsAppliances from Torpoint, Liskeard and Saltash Community Fire Stations responded to calls reporting a residential fire. On arrival the crews used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. The occupant was safe but the property was damaged. The crew had visited the occupant on multiple occasions to ensure they were safe due to a hoarding issue that had been raised with the Service. The fire alarms were checked during their visits, which potentially saved the occupants life. It's really important to encourage a person who is hoarding to seek help, as their difficulties discarding objects can not only cause loneliness and mental health problems, but also pose a health and safety risk. If not tackled, it's a problem that will probably never go away, and will put the person at further significant risk of harm. A hoarding disorder is where someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner. The items can be of little or no monetary value and usually result in unmanageable amounts of clutter. It's considered to be a significant problem if: The amount of clutter interferes with everyday living – for example, the person is unable to use their kitchen or bathroom and cannot access rooms. The clutter is causing significant distress or negatively affecting the person's quality of life or their family's – for example, they become upset if someone tries to clear the clutter and their relationships with others suffer. If you have any queries regarding hoarding or you have concerns for a family member or neighbour, please contact the Access Team 0300 1234 131 or email accessteam.referral@cornwall.gov.uk You can also complete the online free home fire safety check form, call the free 24hr fire safety helpline on 0800 3581 999 or contact us at St. Austell Community Fire station on 01726 223620.]]>Mon, 5 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28951Janice JamesFire Crews from St Austell, Fowey, Mevagissey and St Dennis Community Fire Stations and Two Fire Officers attended a fire involving a house, an outbuilding and 4 cars. Crews tackled the fire using 6 breathing apparatus and a main jet.]]>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28950Sarah LynhamCrews from Launceston Community Fire Station are attending to a gorse fire. The Critical Control Centre received multiple calls for this incident. Personnel are using beaters. 2356 - Make pumps four message received. ]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28949Sarah LynhamCrews are currently actively extinguishing a fire in a derelict building at this location. Crews from Penzance, St Just and Hayle along with support vehicles from St Austell and Launceston and two flexi duty officers. The crews are using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main jet. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28948Ben HoodOn receipt of an emergency call the Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances from Penzance and Hayle. On arrival the crews found a pan fire in the kitchen. Female occupant suffered from smoke inhalation and was treated by Ambulance.]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28891Ben HoodFire appliances from St Columb and Padstow and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews confirmed no persons trapped and supported Police to make the area safe. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTMotorcycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28947Janice JamesOne fire appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station attended a motorcycle on fire. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.]]>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28946Sarah LynhamAppliances from Truro and Perranporth are in attendance at a fire reported on the moors leading to Idless Woods from Truro. The Critical Control Centre recived multiple calls to this fire stating that the heathland is on fire. Crews are using beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTDomestic Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28945Sarah LynhamOn receipt of an emergency call the Critical Control Centre mobilised an appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station to a report of a shed fire. On arrival the crews found the shed well alight and requested the mobilisation of two more appliances and a wholetime officer. The crews are using three jets and four breathing apparatus. ]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTIndustrial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28944Ben HoodAt 0608 the Critical Control Centre at Tolvaddon mobilised two appliances from Launceston and a wholetime officer to a report of an industrial building on fire. At 06:34hrs the attending appliance requested to make pumps 4 as the building was well alight. The Critical Control Centre immediate mobilized two additional appliances, one from Callington and another from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue in Holsworthy. A water carrier from Liskeard, incident command unit from St Just and an Operational Support Vehicle from Falmouth were also mobilized. We have requested support from our colleagues at Devon and Cornwall Police to close Under Lane in Launceston. ** Update 09:02 ** Good progress is being made. The Environment Agency is now in attendance and monitoring any run off from the incident. ** Update 10:42 ** Good progress has been made and we will be scaling down the attendance at this incident soon. Our Welfare Unit from St Dennis has been in attendance for a short time to provide refreshments to the firefighters. ** Update 12:03 ** Crews damping down hot spots. Fire investigation team required for incident. All appliances have returned. Launceston Fire Station will attend later in the day for inspection. ** Update 15:08 ** Fire investigation now complete, no further visits required. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28943Maggie MooreOne appliance from Falmouth attended a report of a vehicle which had rolled but there were no persons trapped. The crew made the scene safe and used a winch to right the vehicle.]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28942Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Fire Station attended a vehicle which was well alight. The crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause is arson suspected and the Police have been informed.]]>Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28941Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a vehicle on fire at Caerhays, St Austell. One appliance from Mevagissey and one appliance from Truro Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the crews confirmed that the vehicle was well alight. Firefighters extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. ]]>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28940Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call regarding a chimney fire at Tregellast Parc, St Keverne. One appliance from St Keverne Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found the chimney well alight. Firefighters used a chimney rod to extinguish the fire. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTWheely Bin On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28938Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station attended this incident and used one hosereel to extinguish the fire in a wheely bin outside in a communal area. ]]>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28937Sarah LynhamCrews from St Keverne Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer are in attendance to reports of a large amount of gorse on fire. There are beaters and hose reels in use at this incident. ]]>Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28936Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near to Polcoverack Lane, Coverack. One pump from St Keverne Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed roughly 1 hectare of gorse fire in the area. Crews extinguished the fire using beaters and checked for hotspots. Every year, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service attend many gorse/vegetation fires that are also known as wild fires. We invite responsible parties, who may be considering controlled burning to: 1. Put in place an effective burn plan. 2. Inform Critical Control Centre of intended burns, by calling 0203 162 2240. 3. Draw upon CFRCS Service knowledge. 4. Make use of limited fire and rescue service resources i.e. beaters, Landrover crew to observe specific burns. For more information about wild fires, the rules and applying for a licence, visit our website: ]]>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28934Emma MatthewsA fire crew from St Dennis and two fire crews from Bodmin Community Fire Stations attended a two vehicle road traffic collision with two persons trapped, on the A30 between Roach and Victoria. Fire crews rescued the two persons using crash rescue equipment. The casualties were conveyed to hospital by air ambulance and the incident has now been handed over to the police]]>Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28933Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a chimney fire at a property in Drannack Mill Lane, Hayle. One pump from Hayle Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the property was heavily smoke logged and requested to ‘Make Pumps 2’. An additional pump was mobilised from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station by Fire Control. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupant.]]>Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28932Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near St Breock Downs. One pump from St Columb and two pumps from Wadebridge Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge two sets of gorse fire in the open. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet and 4 beaters. Every year, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service attend many gorse/vegetation fires that are also known as wild fires. We invite responsible parties, who may be considering controlled burning to: 1. Put in place an effective burn plan. 2. Inform Critical Control Centre of intended burns, by calling 0203 162 2240. 3. Draw upon CFRCS Service knowledge. 4. Make use of limited fire and rescue service resources i.e. beaters, Landrover crew to observe specific burns. For more information about wild fires, the rules and applying for a licence, visit our website: ]]>Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28930Emma MatthewsCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received multiple calls from members of the public and Police reporting a vehicle on fire at Crantock, Newquay. One pump from Newquay Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed the vehicle was well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the Police.]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTPaper Bank Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28928Emma MatthewsFire crews from Delabole community Fire Station attended a fire involving a recycling waste paper bank, Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using 2 hose reel jets. Nuisance wheelie bin fires are a problem in some neighbourhoods, typically causing damage of up to £1,650 including damage to buildings, cleaning up and the cost of replacement. To keep your wheelie bin safe, don’t: - put out your bin until it is due for collection - overfill the bin or leave loose waste around it - store in close proximity to a building - allow bins or waste to block escape routes - store waste by windows or doors If you have any information about a suspicious fire, call Crimestoppers Arson Alert or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.]]>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTStatic Caravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28927Janice JamesFire crews from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a static caravan fire. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hose reel and thermal imaging camera. ]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28924Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Truro, one fire appliance from St Austell and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised to a car on fire following a road traffic collision. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the roof and side of a car to release a trapped casualty. The casualty was left in care of paramedics. None of the cars involved were on fire. This was a serious collision and the road will remain closed for some considerable time. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28925Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a report of smoke issuing from a roof. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of a two-storey house, measuring five metres by eight metres. The cause of the fire is accidental. ]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Schoolhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28926Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth and one fire appliance from Helston Community Fire Stations attended a report of smoke in a building. The building had been evacuated. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish a fire to the rear of the main hall, in the single storey school building, measuring 17 metres by 35 metres. The fire was started deliberately and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Respondershttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28903Maggie MooreCornwall Fire and Rescue Service Co Responders have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below:]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28923Ian OliverOn receipt of this call both appliances from Penzance and the rescue tender from Toolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival there were found to be two vehicles involved, no persons were trapped, crews proceeded to make the vehicles and surrounding area safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance along with colleagues from the ambulance service.]]>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28922Ian OliverAfter receiving a call from the Ambulance service, reporting this incident, appliances from Saltash and Callington as well as the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be one person within a vehicle, not trapped, but crash rescue equipment was used to assist in getting the casualty from the vehicle, crews proceeded to make the scene safe. Ambulance and Police were on scene. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Flathttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28920Emma MatthewsOne appliance from St Austell attended a call to an alarm sounding from a neighbouring flat. On arrival the Officer in charge requested a second pump due to smoke issuing from a ground floor flat. The occupant was outside the property, crews used breathing apparatus to enter the flat and ventilate it naturally. The Ambulance service attended for a male with smoke inhalation. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28919Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin an appliance from Looe along with a Flexi Duty officer attended this incident. This incident involved two cars but with no persons trapped. Crews dealt with a small fuel leak and assisted paramedics with one casualty who needed safe removal from one of the vehicles. Police and Ambulance were also on scene.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28918Maggie MooreOne appliance from Falmouth Fire Station attended this incident involving a single vehicle, which had rolled. There were no persons trapped in the vehicle and crews made the vehicle safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28917Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station attended this incident involving three vehicles, which had hit a patch of black ice. There were no persons trapped in the vehicles and crews made the vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also on scene and Highways were requested to treat the road. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28916Freddie MartinAn appliance from St. Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. Upon arrival crews discovered a single car well alight. 2 breathing apparatus under stage one along with 2 hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental ]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28915Megan VigoAt 19:47 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle fire. One fire appliance from Mullion was mobilised to the incident. On arrival firefighters discovered the vehicle well alight. Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one dry powder extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28914Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Dennis was mobilised to this incident, on arrival at the scene, the van was found to be well alight, a further appliance was requested to attend, which was mobilised from St. Austell. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets at the incident to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed and will be making further enquiries.]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28913Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Helston extinguished a difficult chimney fire using a hearth kit, stirrup pump, roof ladder, triple extension ladder, shacks pack and chimney rods. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28912Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from St Austell along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer attended the scene of a reported kitchen fire. Two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one covering jet were used to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28911Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used to two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28910Megan VigoOne appliance from Penzance was mobilised to reports of a dangerous structure. On arrival crews confirmed that metal sheeting on the roof of the building was loose and unstable. Firefighters used one triple extension ladder and small tools to remove all unstable panels. ]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28909Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude and one from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a domestic garage fire was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28908Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a dog who was stuck at height on the rocks. General assistance was given to safely lower the dog. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28907Sarah LynhamTwo crews from Newquay Community Fire Station attended to a property reporting flooding and smell of burning. On arrival the crews assessed the property and assisted with salvage operations. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28906Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer responded to a call of alarms sounding and a smell of burning. On arrival the crews used a Thermal Imaging Camera to check the property. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28905Sarah LynhamAn Appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to a call of a car on fire. On arrival the crews found the vehicle well alight and used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Police also attended this incident. ]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28904Megan VigoAt 19:12 this evening Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Two fire appliances from Saltash and one appliance from Devon attended the incident. On arrival crews confirmed that an electrical fan was on fire. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, one dry powder extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28902Megan VigoAt 12:37 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle fire. One appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised to the incident. On arrival the crew found one van, well alight. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one main jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for more serious incidents. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28901Megan VigoAppliances from Polruan, Looe and Liskeard were mobilised to a residential fire. On arrival crews discovered that the fire had reignited. Firefighters used one hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and small gear to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28900Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a chimney fire. The crew used stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. The crew also used a thermal image camera to check the loft space for any residual hotspots.]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28899Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended this road traffic collision involving multiple vehicles. The crew used crash rescue equipment to release one female and a dog from one vehicle and then proceeded to make vehicles safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28898Sarah LynhamOn receipt of a call stating an alarm was sounding and smoke could be seen in the kitchen appliances from St Columb and St Dennis were mobilised. On arrival crews found a pan left on the stove and removed it from the property. ]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28897Sarah LynhamAppliances from Looe, Polruan, Liskeard, Launceston. St Austell and Callington Community Fire Stations are in attendance at a residential property. The crews are using six breathing apparatus and two main jets. Police are also in attendance at this incident. ]]>Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOver the Border Assistancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28896Ian OliverBoth appliances from Bude and an appliance from Holsworthy attended this incident, on arrival the crews found a telehandler well alight inside a barn, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets at the scene to extinguish the fire, crews used the thermal imaging camera to monitor the area while the crew cooled the telehandler down and removed it from the barn. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 8 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28895Ian OliverBoth appliances from Penzance were mobilised to this address, on arrival there was found to be a fire involving a cooker, firefighters wearing breathing apparatur entered the property with a high pressure hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera, the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises. The cause was accidental.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28893Courtney GoodreidCornwall Fire & Rescue Service have attended road traffic incidents in the Hewaswater, Bissoe areas involving road traffic collisions, crews have made vehicles safe and gave general assistance.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28894Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from St. Austell were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that there had been a fire in the en suite, which was fortunately extinguished on arrival, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and the positive pressure fan was used to ventilate the premises, one person was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28892Megan VigoAt 02:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding smoke seen in the distance. One appliance from Falmouth responded to the incident. On arrival one van was discovered, well alight. Firefighters used 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28890Adam OliverCrews from St Just, Penzance, and Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a Shetland Pony was discovered trapped within a slurry pit. Firefighters worked with a farmer to successfully rescue the animal. ]]>Tue, 6 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Industrial Unithttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28889Helen KnightAt 1636 this afternoon Cornwall Critical Control Centre received several 999 calls to an industrial unit on fire. Crews from Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Wadebridge were mobilised to the incident. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used both hosereels and main jets to extinguish the fire. The cause of fire is believed to be accidental. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Mon, 5 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28888Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Launceston attended a call to an oven fire in a property on Church Hill, Launceston at 11:30 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed that the fire had been safely extinguished by staff using a fire blanket. The crew then used a Thermal Imaging Camera to check the surrounding units to ensure the fire hadn't spread. For further information regarding fire safety in the kitchen, please follow this link. ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28887Katherine TakelAn appliance from Truro attended a call to a small child accidentally locked inside a car today at 11:00 . Firefighters used small tools to safely release the child unharmed.]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28886Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service Co Responders have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies throughout the night. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28885Megan VigoCornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a chimney fire at a property in St Ives. One pump from St Ives Community Fire Station was mobilised immediately by Fire Control. On arrival crews confirmed that the chimney was well alight. One stirrup pump and a thermal imaging camera was used to extinguish the fire. Over the last three years Cornwall firefighters have tackled 571 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFalse Alarm - Controlled Burnhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28883Todd HollyoakeThis afternoon two appliances from Liskeard Community Fire Station were mobilised to reports of fire in what was believed to be a bungalow or a garden. After a second call from the resident it was discovered that it was a controlled burn that the member of the public had failed to inform us of. If you are planning a any sort of bonfire in Cornwall, please inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Sat, 3 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28884Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from The Police and Ambulance Services to reports of a road traffic collision on Trevenson Road, Pool. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time Officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle on its side, with one person trapped. Crews confirmed The Police and Ambulance Service were in attendance and crews gained access to the vehicle to release the person trapped. Crews made the vehicle safe, left the casualty in the safe of the Ambulance Service and left the scene in the hands of The Police.]]>Sat, 3 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTLarge Vehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28882Megan VigoTwo appliances, one from Truro and another from St Austell were mobilized to a large vehicle fire on the A390. On arrival crews discovered a 32 tonne lorry, which was well alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar In Precarious Position - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28881Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a call to a vehicle that had left the road and ended up on its side in a garden. A person was trapped inside and there was concern that the vehicle may roll further. On arrival the firefighters immediately secured the vehicle using a winch and the casualty was released from the vehicle and left in care of Ambulance. The vehicle was then winched to a safe place by the fire crews. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Electrical Boxhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28880Andy TaylorOne fire crew from Fowey Community Fire Station attended a report of smoke issuing from an electrical box outside premises in Fore Street, Fowey. The firefighters cordoned off the area to keep the public safe. Engineers from Western Power Distribution attended to deal with the fire and make the scene safe, with assistance from the fire crew. The firefighters left the scene at 1050hrs. ]]>Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28879Maggie MooreOne appliance from Launceston Fire Station attended a report of a chimney fire. On arrival the fire had been extinguished and the crew carried out safety inspections of the premise, they also fitted new smoke detection. There are no further details.]]>Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Saunahttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28878Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth Fire Station and one from Truro Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the basement area of a hotel leisure complex. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel, one safety jet, one CO2 extinguisher and thermal image camera to tackle the fire. The fire was located in the sauna area of the health complex and all the occupants of the hotel had been evacuated safely. A fire investigation was carried out and the cause was confirmed as accidental. All appliances have now left the scene, there are no further details.]]>Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Kitchenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28877John RickardAt 14:43 appliances from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth were mobilized to a report of a smoke alarm sounding in a property and a smell of burning coming from the property. On arrival the crew found a first floor flat smoke logged and used 2 breathing apparatus to search the flat for any casualties. Using a hose reel jet. thermal imaging camera and two breathing apparatus a fire in the kitchen was extinguished. There were no persons in the property however a family pet dog was rescued from the property.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28876Sharen ThomasCrews from Falmouth Community Fire Station are at present attending a fire in a property and are awaiting the attendance of Western Power to isolate the electricity to the premises.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Cookerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28875Sharen ThomasCrews from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilized to a report of a cooker fire in a premises. The fire was out on their arrival on scene.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28873Sharen ThomasCrews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station including a Rescue Tender attended a 1 vehicle road traffic collision and released one occupant of the vehicle using crash rescue equipment.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28874Sharen ThomasCrews from Lostwithiel and Bodmin Community Fire Stations attended a fire in a detached property. Two breathing apparatus and a hosereel were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Fire - Updatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28872Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Fire in the open near to Rocky Lane, St Agnes. Two pumps from Perranporth and two pumps from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a property fire and the building was well alight. Crews are currently using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets at stage one and crews have sectorised the incident. Update @ 10:11 - Breathing apparatus has been increased to four and two hose reel jets. Update @ 10:40 - Breathing apparatus has now been discontinued. Crews are now damping down hot spots More updates to follow shortly… ]]>Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28871Sharen ThomasCrews from St Dennis, St Austell and St Columb were mobilised to a report of a fire in a flat. Upon arrival the fire was located in the kitchen and extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28870Sharen ThomasTwo crews from St Ives Community Fire Station were mobilised to a fire in an outbuilding of a property. Two breathing apparatus, 1 jet and a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Trenchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28869Sharen ThomasCrews from Lostwithiel and St Austell Community Fire Stations were mobilized with a Line Rescue vehicle from Bodmin Community Fire Station to a report of a person who had fallen into a trench. The person was successfully rescued and placed in the care of South West Ambulance.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28868Sharen ThomasA crew from Liskeard Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilized to a report of a road traffic collision. Upon their arrival, crews found a vehicle on its side and released a casualty using crash rescue equipment.]]>Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28867Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue service reporting a Road Traffic Collision on the A39, Crimp. One pump from Hartlands (Devon appliance), one pump from Bude and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Stations along with a whole time officer was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a single vehicle road traffic collision, the vehicle on its side with two persons trapped and Police, Ambulance and Air Ambulance in attendance. Crews used one reciprocating saw to release the casualties and made the vehicle safe. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28866Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a Chimney Fire at a property in Helford passage, Falmouth. One pump from Falmouth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Fire Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a chimney fire at the property. Crews extinguished the fire using the chimney kit and a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. Over the last three years Cornwall firefighters have tackled 571 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28865Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving several vehicles. One casualty was released from one of the vehicles by firefighters using crash rescue equipment. The casualty was left in care of Ambulance personnel. The fire crews assisted the Police and made the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police. For more information on the role of the Fire and Rescue Service at road traffic collisions, please follow the link below. ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTCo Responderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28864Maggie MooreThe co-responder team from Helston have been assisting the Ambulance service with medical emergencies. Firefighters from six Community Fire Stations in Cornwall help the community by not only providing fire cover but also act as a co-response resource in medical care, through partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The scheme has been running since 1999, serving the communities of St. Keverne, St. Ives, Mullion, St. Mawes, Helston and Polruan. To find out more about co-responders, visit the link below: ]]>Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28863Megan VigoOne appliance from St Austell attended a fire involving a wood burner. Crews used small tools and a stirrup pump to extinguish the fire. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMTExplosion In Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=28861Sharen ThomasA call was received reporting an explosion in a premises this morning. At present crews are on scene from Helston, Falmouth and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations. Two breathing apparatus, 1 main jet and a safety jet are in use . There are no further details at this time. Updates will be given as and when further information is received from the scene. ** Update at 0520 hours ** The fire has now been extinguished. Appliances are leaving the scene and a fire investigation will take place during daylight hours later in the morning.]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT