Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:14:33 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40195JoshThere have been no incidents of note overnight. Further updates will be posted here as and when appropriate.]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40213JoshCritical Control mobilised an appliance from Truro Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station after the ambulance service requested assistance at a three vehicle road traffic collision involving a van and two cars, with a person trapped in the van. A Flexi-Duty Station Manager was also mobilised to take charge of the scene. On arrival crews used crash rescue equipment (CRE) to access the vehicle and the casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service. Crews assisted police with scene safety before returning to home stations.]]>Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40212Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Dennis Fire Station attended a bin on fire. They used one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40211Maggie NoyOn receipt of a call to Critical Control to a vehicle overturned with the driver still trapped inside appliances from Callington, Launceston and Bodmin Fire Stations were mobilised along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The vehicle was located 15 foot down a bank with the driver still trapped inside. The crew stabilised the vehicle for paramedic access. The crew released the casualty from the vehicle using crash rescue equipment and then assisted with extrication on a longboard through fields to a waiting ambulance. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40210Maggie NoyCritical Control received multiple calls to three cars on fire in car parking area. Two appliances were mobilised one from Truro and on from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The crews used two hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.The police were also on scene and it was believed to be arson. The incident was left with the Police.]]>Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40209JoshAppliances from Falmouth and Truro attended a road traffic collision at 17:30. On arrival the first appliance confirmed that no person were inside the vehicle and used small tools to make the vehicle safe.]]>Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40208JoshAt 0336 Critical Control were informed of a fire in the first floor of a flat. Two pumps from Newquay and Perranporth Community Fire Stations attended the incident. UPDATE 03:48: Make Pumps 3 On arrival crews found smoke issuing from and requested a third pump, which was mobilised from St Columb Community Fire Station. The crews used 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 thermal imaging camera. South Western Ambulance Service and Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance. The fire was extinguished and the crews then used a positive pressure ventilation fan (PPV) to ventilate the property.]]>Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40207Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth attended a call to a car smelling headily of flammable substance. On arrival the crew found a car that had a small fire but was out on arrival. It was believed to be arson suspected and details were handed to the Police.]]>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40206Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Penzance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon along with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the report of a 3 vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival the Penzance appliance informed that the second appliance from Penznace and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were no longer required. The crew on scene assisted with releasing a medically trapped occupant and then made the vehicle and scene safe. The incident was left in the care of the Police there are no further details available.]]>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTDog Fallen Down Mineshafthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40205Andy TaylorFirefighters from Hayle and Tolvaddon, including specialist line rescue technicians, are attempting to rescue a dog that has fallen down a mineshaft. Update 1430hrs: A firefighter has been lowered into the shaft using lines. Update 1445hrs: The dog has been successfully rescued by the fire service and handed over to its grateful owner. ]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40204Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Bude are in attendance at a fire in a house, measuring approximately 25 metres by 10 metres. The fire is on the ground floor and firefighters are working hard to prevent the fire spreading to the first floor. Two additional pumps have been requested and these are en-route from Delabole and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service's Holsworthy Fire Station. Update 1230hrs: The four pumps are in attendance and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hosereel jets to try and prevent the fire from spreading to the first floor. An incident command unit is en-route from Launceston and a breathing apparatus support unit is en-route from St Austell. The road between Inches Shop and the Post Office at Poughill has been closed and drivers are requested to avoid the area. Update 1330hrs: The fire has been extinguished and the fire crews are making up their kit. An investigation into how the fire started has begun. ]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Fire Spreads To Woodlandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40203Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Bude with twelve firefighters on board attended a call to a caravan on fire. The caravan was well alight on crews arrival and all cylinders inside had blown. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a triple extension ladder to fight the fire. The fire had spread from the caravan which measured 4 x 4 metres to an area of woodland measuring approximately 6 metres square. Firefighters made good progress and removed the cylinders from the fire. On investigation the cause of the fire was confirmed as accidental.]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCharging Battery Sets off Carbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40202Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Saltash attended a call to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding next to a boiler. On crews arrival they used a gas monitor and detected a low reading of Carbon Monoxide in the property. After investigating crews confirmed the alarm had been set off by a car battery being charged in a confined space within the home. ]]>Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40201Jenna GendallAppliances from Truro, St Austell and an Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call t a single vehicle which had gone into a building. One male was trapped in trapped in the vehicle, a stab fast and winch was used to stabilise the vehicle. Once the vehicle was stable crews used a triple extension ladder to assist the casualty from the vehicle. Once released the casualty was left in the care of Ambulance paramedics. Crews confirmed that no damage had been done to the building involved. ]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40200Maggie NoyOne appliance and the L4P from Callington Fire Station attended this incident. ON arrival the crew found a chimney fire well alight. They used stirrup pump and rods, one hosereel, triple extension ladder a roof ladder and safety at height equipment to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental, there are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFour Vehicle Rtchttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40199Jenna GendallOne appliance and one Rescue Tender with a total of eleven crew attended a call to a four vehicle road traffic collision. One person had been released by Ambulance crews on the Fire Services arrival. Crews made the scene safe and assisted Police on scene.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Laundry Roomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40197Jenna GendallNine firefighters on two appliances from Newquay attended a call to a confirmed laundry on fire. On arrival two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. After investigation it was confirmed that a tumble dryer was involved in the fire. ]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40198Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a chimney fire. Firefighters used a triple extension and roof ladder to access the chimney, a safety at height pack wasused to ensure crews roof top safety. The fire was attacked from above using a stirrup pump and chimney kit. ]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40196Janice James@00.32 Critical Control received a call to a house fire. Two appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised to the incident with an Officer and also supported by Hayle Emergency Services Community Station. On arrival the first crew in attendance found there had been a small fire which had been extinguished. The other appliances were returned to their home stations to provide further fire cover if required. Ambulance were requested as 4 persons were suffering smoke inhalation and are now in the care of South West Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40194Jenna GendallApproximately 15 properties have been affected by flooding in Longrock, Penzance. Firefighters are on scene assisting with clearing flood water using a light portable pump. Cornwall Highways and the Environment agency have been requested to attend. ]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBus Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40193Andy TaylorTwo appliances with a total of 10 firefighters attended a call to a double decker bus on fire. The bus was well alight on crews arrival, they used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. The incident was left in the care of Police and Highways.]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40192Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a car on fire which has been pulled into a layby. 100% of the vehicle was involved in the fire on the arrival of the Fire Crews. Crews used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Ambulance attended scene to treat one female suffering from smoke inhalation. ]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40190Mark PhilpottAt 1435 CCC received a 999 call from Ambulance reporting an RTC with persons trapped. Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and a flexi duty officer were mobilised. On arrival crews confirmed no persons trapped. Crews used small tools to make the vehicles safe.]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40189Megan VigoAt 07:14 the Critical Control received a 999 call from Devon and Cornwall Police, regarding a Road Traffic Collision in Four Lanes. One appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with an Officer. On arrival, firefighters discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision, with two persons trapped. Crash Rescue Equipment was used to extricate the casualties, who were left in the care of Ambulance. ]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Crashed Into Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40187Emma MatthewsAt 1314 today Critical Control received a call to a car that had crashed into a garage. Crews from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found two elderly persons in the car and they were removed from the vehicle into the care of the Ambulance Service. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTSpillage From Lorryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40182Katherine TakelAn appliance from Truro and an officer are working together with Police and Environment Agency to safely clear the road of fish entrails that have fallen from a lorry. Firefighters have helped to repack the fish onto the lorry and are using hose reels to wash away debris from the carriageway into a safe area.]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40181Emma MatthewsAt 04.01 Critical Control received a call to alarms sounding at a residential property. A crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised and on arrival found 4 casualties suffering smoke inhalation following a small fire in a kitchen which was out. Crews confirmed no further fire appliances or an Officer were required. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the property. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40186JoshCritical Control received multiple 999 calls reporting a vehicle on fire on the A30 Westbound near to Launceston. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised. A number of 999 calls were also received by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and therefore they mobilised an appliance from Okehampton Community Fire Station. On arrival crews updated Control that the vehicle was well alight and that all persons were accounted for. 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) used two hose reel jets. Crews closed the carriageway to keep the public safe.]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40185JoshCritical Control received multiple calls to a fire in the open. One appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, and gave advice to the person responsible.]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRescue From Heighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40184JoshAt 14:38 Critical Control received a call from police to report a person on the roof of a building approximately 30 metres off the ground. Two appliances and the Line Rescue Unit from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised as well as a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. On scene crews rescued the person using 'safety at height and confined space' (SHACS) equipment.]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agency - Ambulance Servicehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40183JoshCritical Control received an emergency call from the Ambulance Service requesting assistance in gaining entry to a property to access a patient. One appliance from Callington Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found that the ambulance crew had managed to gain entry, and after confirming they needed no further assistance, left the scene.]]>Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire Alarm Activationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40180JoshAt 12:54 Critical Control received a 999 call after a manual call point was activated at a hospital premises. Two appliances were mobilised from Truro Community Fire Station and a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. At the same time a further manual call point was activated resulting in another 999 call at 12:55 for a separate part of the hospital. As a result, a further two appliances from Tolvaddon and Perranporth Community Fire Stations were mobilised. On arrival crews carried out a thorough investigation and found that both call points had been activated after people could smell smoke from an external source not on the premises. As a result the incident has been classified as a false alarm with good intent (FAGI).]]>Wed, 8 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40179JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from a person stating there was a fire in their property. Three appliances were mobilised from St Columb, St Dennis and Newquay Community Fire Stations, along with two Flexi-Duty Group Managers. On arrival crews found that the fire had been caused by candle wax and was out on arrival. Candles - Fire Safety]]>Wed, 8 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40178JoshAt 18:18 Critical Control received an emergency call from Ambulance Control reporting a person had started a fire inside their property and blocked themselves inside. The incident was immediately made Persons Reported and due to the life risk four appliances from St Austell, Mevagissey and St Dennis Fire Stations were mobilised along with a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. The police were also requested and officers attended immediately. On arrival two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) rescued one casualty from the property who received emergency care by paramedics who were quickly on scene. The property was ventilated and the casualty left in the care of the Ambulance Service.]]>Wed, 8 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Educational Establishmenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40177Adam OliverAt 10:37 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting an smoke issuing from a boiler flue at an educational establishment. Two appliances were immediately mobilised from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station, as well as two Flexi-Duty Station Managers. Firefighters in Critical Control advised the premises to evacuate and await the arrival of crews. On arrival crews investigated and found that a fire had occurred in a fan motor of an extractor fan. The fire was out on arrival. 2 breathing apparatus (BA) wearers used a 135 ladder and thermal imaging camera (TIC) to investigate and look for hotspots.]]>Tue, 7 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agency - Ambulance Servicehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40176JoshCritical Control were contacted by the Ambulance Service requesting assistance in gaining entry to a property where an elderly patient was injured and unable to move. One appliance from Saltash Community Fire Station was mobilised to assist paramedics on scene. Crews were able to gain entry to the property using a side window.]]>Tue, 7 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40175JoshCritical Control received two 999 calls reporting a fire behind a supermarket near Grosvenor Avenue. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. On scene crews found small fire in an alley way and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. On investigation it appears that it was rubbish which was set on fire.]]>Tue, 7 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40174Ian OliverTwo fire appliances from St Ives Community Fire Station were mobilised to a kitchen fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and discovered that the fire in the kitchen of a semi-detached property, measuring 20 metres by 6 metres, was spreading to the roof space. A further two fire appliances were requested and they were mobilised from Penzance and Hayle. Update @ 17.51 - 6 breathing apparatus in use. Update @ 19:54 hours: Main fire extinguished, one crew from St. Ives remaining and monitoring hot spots. Update @ 21:00 hours: Crews have left the scene and returned to home station. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your kitchen, please follow the link below. ]]>Mon, 6 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40173Jack WattsCornwall Fire and Rescue are a residential fire incident which has crews from Bodmin, Wadebridge, Delabole and St Austell. It is a two storey, domestic property. Crews have used 1 hose reel, safety jet and main jet to tackle the fire. Fire is now extinguished and crews checking for fire spread. Further details to follow.]]>Mon, 6 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFalse Report of Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40172JoshAt 04:41 Critical Control received a 999 call from a public telephone kiosk reporting a fire on Station Parade. Based on this information two appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a Flexi-Duty Group Manager. On arrival crews investigated the area and found no sign of fire. The incident is being treated as malicious. Anyone with any information should contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers.]]>Sun, 5 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40170JoshOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to reports from police of a vehicle on fire. On arrival crews found the vehicle to be well alight. 2 breathing apparatus (BA) wearers used 2 hose reels jets to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be deliberate. Police are investigating.]]>Sun, 5 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBarn Fire - Devonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40171JoshTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station and a Flexi-Duty Station Manager are currently assisting Devon crews to extinguish a large barn fire. For further updates please contact Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. UPDATE: 05:19 Devon crews are now damping down. Both Bude appliances were no longer required at the incident and are now back at their home station and available.]]>Sun, 5 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40169JoshAt 22:42 Critical Control received a 999 call multiple request for police, fire and ambulance after a road traffic collision. The caller reported that a vehicle had left the road and fallen down a step drop into a compound and onto another car. One appliance from St Ives, one appliance from Hayle and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with a Flexi Duty Station Manager. Critical Control also made immediate contact with Police and Ambulance Control Rooms. On arrival fire crews were the first emergency service on scene and were urgently conducting a scene survey to ascertain whether any casualties were trapped in the vehicles, one of which had fallen approximately 20 ft onto a parked car. One casualty was found to be out of the vehicle and received emergency care by firefighters until the arrival of Ambulance Service. Crews made the vehicles safe using stabilisation equipment and the incident was handed over to the police.]]>Sun, 5 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40168JoshCritical Control received a 999 call at 18:34 reporting a chimney fire in a domestic property. One appliance from St Keverne Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews used a chimney kit, small gear, triple extension ladder and roof ladder to extinguish the fire. Want to know more about Chimney Safety? Visit our website below.]]>Sat, 4 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40167JoshOne appliance and the Rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station are at a multiple vehicle road traffic collision involving one person trapped. A Group Manager is also in attendance to support crews. All three emergency services are currently on scene, and fire crews are using stabilisation tools and crash rescue equipment (CRE) to release the trapped casualty. The A30 is currently closed Eastbound between Treswithian (Camborne West) and Tolvaddon Interchange while the emergency services work to resolve the incident. UPDATE: 20:41 One casualty has been released from the vehicle, and is being conveyed to hospital along with two other casualties. Crews are now making up equipment.]]>Sat, 4 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In Light Switchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40162JoshFirefighters from St Austell were mobilised to a property which had smoke inside. On crews arrival they located the fire in a light switch, the fire was out on arrival. Firefighters isolated the electrics to the property to make the scene safe.]]>Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40163Jenna GendallOne appliance from Penzance attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. On crews arrival they confirmed that one vehicle was on its side but no persons were trapped. Firefighters made the scene safe and dealt with a small fuel spillage as paramedics treated casualties. Once the scene was safe firefighters used a winch and strops to move the vehicle and reopen the A30.]]>Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40164Jenna GendallFirefighters from St Columb, St Dennis and Newquay and a Water Carrier from Wadebridge attended a call to a barn on fire measuring 20 x 50 metres full of white goods and wood. Firefighters used 2 hose reels, four breathing apparatus and a light portable pump to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40166JoshAt 12:07 Critical Control received a 999 call from the occupant of a premises reporting that there was smoke inside the property. One appliance from Padstow Community Fire Station and one appliance from Wadebridge Community Fire Station were mobilised, as well as two Flexi-Duty Officers. After mobilising, Firefighters from Critical Control were able to give pre-arrival safety advice to protect the caller. On arrival crews found the property to be smoke logged, which was later found to be due to overcooked food in a microwave oven. Crews used positive pressure ventilation (PPV) to assist with clearing smoke from the property. The cause was accidental and the fire was confined to the microwave oven.]]>Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTPerson Locked Inhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40165JoshAn appliance from Padstow Community Fire Station was mobilised to assist the parents of a baby which had become locked inside a vehicle after the central locking malfunctioned. On arrival crews gained access using small tools and vehicle access kit.]]>Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40161Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a vehicle fire. It involved one car totally engulfed by fire, the crew used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be arson and Police have been informed. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 2 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Multiple Vehicleshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40160Katherine TakelAppliances from Bodmin and St Dennis are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A30. On arrival the Firefighters reported a collision between a HGV and four cars. One person is still inside a vehicle and the crews are currently assisting Police and Ambulance on scene to release the person. The road is currently closed in both directions. Further details will be added when they are available.]]>Wed, 1 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Residential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40159Tom MorcomAt 15:33 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call informing them of a residential fire with a person still believed to be inside. Crews from Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth were immediately mobilised, as well as two whole time officers for support. On arrival, crews confirmed someone was inside and removed them from the building. Once in a safe area, the person received medical attention from South Western Ambulance Service. The flat of two storeys measuring 5 metres by 5 metres had a fire in the kitchen involving a microwave. Crews used a hosereel jet to put the fire out and police also attended. No further updates available. ]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTHorse Lorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40158Josh PlowmanTwo appliances from St Austell and a flexi-duty officer were mobilised to reports of a horse lorry on fire. On arrival the crews found the lorry to be well alight and proceeded to extinguish the fire with breathing apparatus and hose reel jets. Devon & Cornwall Police were informed due to the suspicious circumstances.]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40157Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Tolvaddon responded to reports of a caravan on fire. On arrival the crew found the caravan to be well alight and proceeded to extinguish the fire with breathing apparatus and hose reel jets. Devon & Cornwall Police were informed due to the suspicious circumstances.]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40155Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a fire on the ground floor of a two-storey house, measuring six metres by ten metres. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel to extinguish the fire by 1310hrs. Ambulance were requested for an occupant suffering smoke inhalation. ]]>Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Hotelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40154Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station attended a report of a fire. Firefighters had to cut away floorboards to locate and extinguish the fire that was between the ground and first floor of the three-storey building, measuring 30 metres by 20 metres. Breathing apparatus, one hosereel, a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher and a thermal imaging camera were used. The fire was extinguished by 1215hrs.]]>Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTAbandoned Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40153Josh PlowmanAt 2258hrs the Critical Control Centre received a number of 999 calls from nearby residents stating a local abandoned building was on fire, with flames being seen coming through the roof. Appliances from Fowey and St Austell were immediately mobilized alongside a wholetime officer. On arrival two additional appliances were requested and appliances from Lostwithiel and St Dennis were alerted. Crews arrived to find a building approx. 30m by 15m was well alight and part of the roof had collapsed. Using hose reel jets and main jets the crews started the fire fighting effort. Specialist vehicles joined the effort from Launceston (Incident Command Unit) and St Austell (Operational Support Vehicle). **** Update @ 00:30hrs 28/12/2019 The incident has been increased to 5 pumps, with St Columb Major crew being mobilized. The Incident Commander has sectorised the incident and firefighters are working to prevent fire spread. **** Update @ 02:02hrs 28/12/2019 Firefighters on scene have confirmed that no hazards are present and the incident will be scaling down shortly. South West Water have been informed as the fire is being fought with water supplemented from nearby hydrants. The Police have also been informed of this incident.]]>Sat, 28 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40152Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bude and one fire appliance from Devon & Somerset FRS's Holsworthy Fire Station attended a fire in a chimney. Firefighters were unable to access all parts of the chimney internally, so had to get onto the roof to confirm that the fire was out. For advice on how to prevent a chimney fire in your home, please follow the link below.]]>Fri, 27 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40150JoshCritical Control received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police requesting fire attendance at a property where waster was reported to be entering the property of an elderly occupant. One appliance was mobilised from St Dennis Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found no sign of flooding, however an ambulance was called to assess the occupant.]]>Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40149JoshAt 09:03 Critical Control received a 999 call from an occupier reporting that they had a possible chimney fire at their property. One appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station was mobilised. On scene crews confirmed the presence of a chimney fire and used chimney rods to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental and was confined to the chimney.]]>Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTChristmas Day Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40151John Rickard01:30hrs - Hayle (On Call) & Tolvaddon (Wholetime) - Washing machine fire. Washing machine was removed to an external area and fire was confirmed as extinguished. 01:35hrs - Tolvaddon (On Call) - Standby at Tolvaddon Fire Station 02:46hrs - Bude (On Call) - Automatic Fire Alarm in residential building. Crews attended and confirmed a False alarm good intent. 09:03hrs - Perranporth (On Call) - Chimney Fire. Crews used Chimney Rods to extinguish the fire. 09:39hrs - St Dennis (On Call) - Flooding inside premises. Crews attended and confirmed no flooding present. Crews remained on scene until an Ambulance arrived. 12:23hrs - Liskeard (On Call) - Automatic Fire Alarm in Residential Building. Crews attended and investigated the source of the alarm to be cooking fumes. 12:24hrs - Truro (Wholetime) - Automatic Fire alarm in residential building. The crew investigated and found the system had activated in error. An engineer was en route to reset the alarm and do their own investigations as to the cause of the error. 12:57hrs - Liskeard (On Call) - Automatic Fire alarm at commercial premises. A crew attended this address to investigate. No fire was located and the building owner notified. 14:19hrs - Newquay (Wholetime) - Persons locked out of flat, with a young child still inside - The crew mobilized but a second call was received just as they arrived to inform Critical Control that the person had managed to gain entry to their flat and everyone was safe and well. 14:50hrs - Tolvaddon (Wholetime) - Fire in the open near St Day. Crews arrived on scene to find a small attended bonfire. As there were no concerns and risk of spread the crew returned to station. 14:50hrs - Tolvaddon (On Call) - Standby at Tolvaddon Fire Station ]]>Wed, 25 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTBarn Fire - Update 0855hrs 25/12/2019https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40148John Rickard***MAKE PUMPS 7 & WATER CARRIER 1*** At 13:45 the Critical Control Centre received a number of emergency calls reporting an agricultural fire in Launceston. Initially, two appliances from Launceston were mobilised. On arrival, the crews confirmed smoke issuing and request assistance from a further 3 appliances and a water carrier. Following this, further appliances from Bodmin, Callington and Delabole were mobilised with a water carrier from Liskeard. Shortly after, further assistance was requested and appliances from Bude and Liskeard were mobilised. Crews report an agricultural building measuring approx. 30m by 20m fully engulfed in fire. Various farming machinery, wood and cylinders are inside. In total, 7 appliances, 4 officers, 1 water carrier, 2 operational support vehicles, 1 incident command unit, 1 environmental support vehicle and a welfare unit will be assisting when all book in attendance. Update: 17:30 All details as previous. Firefighters are continuing to use hose reels to fight the fire. Update @ 2046hrs: The incident is now scaling down and there will 2 appliances left on scene overnight. Update @ 08:55hrs 25/12/2019 One appliance from Looe has been in attendance for most of the night, monitoring for hotspots and damping down. They have now been relieved by a crew from Bodmin Fire Station. A wholetime officer will be attending this morning to reassess the incident. There are no further updates available at this time. ]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agency - Ambulance Servicehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40143JoshAt 02:11 Critical Control were contacted by South Western Ambulance Service who requested assistance from the Fire and Rescue Service to assist their crews with the extrication of a patient. One appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On scene crews liaised with Paramedics and assisted Ambulance personnel to safely extricate the casualty from the property.]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40144JoshAt 23:16 Critical Control began to receive multiple 999 calls reporting a vehicle on fire. One appliance was initially mobilised to the incident from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station. While on route another appliance from Tolvaddon which was closer became available and was tasked to attend this incident. On arrival two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) using two hose reel jets extinguished the fire. Due to the nature of the incident Devon and Cornwall Police were informed and attended the incident themselves. Western Power Distribution were informed due to damage to an electricity pole, and Cornwall Council Highways were notified due to slight damage to the road surface. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40145JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting possible carbon monoxide poisoning. One appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised. Whilst the crew were proceeding to the incident the occupants of the property were given pre-arrival safety advice by Firefighters at Critical Control. A Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor (HMEPA) was informed and an ambulance was requested. On arrival crews used gas monitoring equipment to measure the level of carbon monoxide in the property which was zero. Paramedics arrived on scene and the crew handed the casualties over to them for assessment and treatment.]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Electrical Installationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40146JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a telegraph pole on fire on Wendron Street. An appliance from Helston Community Fire Station was mobilised. Critical Control requested the attendance of Western Power Distribution due to the nature of the incident. On arrival crews found approximately 150 metres of cable glowing red, and firefighters notified local residents. Crews were informed by local residents of a further incident at Parc-An-Dower nearby. Because of this an additional appliance from Mullion Community Fire Station was mobilised as well as a Flexi Duty Officer. Crews investigated and ensured there was no risk of fire and the incident was handed over to Western Power Distribution.]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40147JoshAt 19:27 Critical Control received a report of a possible fire in a residential property. One appliance from each of Wadebridge and Delabole Community Fire Stations were mobilised, as well as a Flexi Duty Officer. On arrival crews used a thermal imaging camera (TIC) to investigate the chimney for potential hotspots. The crew identified that a smell of smoke had been coming from a newly installed fire.]]>Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTPress Release - Lostwithiel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40141JoshAt 08:53 yesterday morning, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at our Critical Control Centre, stating that there was a fire in a large manor house in the Lostwithiel area. Appliances were dispatched to the scene, initially from Lostwithiel, Fowey and Bodmin and supported by 2 Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival, crews were faced with a developing property fire with smoke issuing from the roof. This prompted a request for further resources from across Cornwall, including specialist support vehicles and additional officers and agencies, and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service providing cover on the border. This was a multi-agency response and included colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police, South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, Cornwall Council Building Control, Cornwall Council Resilience and Emergency Management and Western Power Distribution. Multiple Breathing Apparatus wearers were deployed to attack the fire, which involved the first floor, second floor and the roof space. This was a resource intensive incident and required a concerted and sustained deployment of multiple fire pumps, equipment and teams. At its peak over 70 firefighters from 21 Community Fire Stations in Cornwall were on scene. The fire was brought under control at 19:00. Two appliances remained in attendance throughout the night dealing with hot spots. Fire investigation officers are on scene this morning in an attempt to identify the fire cause and origin.]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Residential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40140Mark PhilpottAt 08:53 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting smoke issuing from a large manor house. Three appliances were mobilised from Fowey, Lostwithiel and Bodmin Community Fire Stations. ** UPDATE** 1600 hrs The incident has now been scaled down to 6 major pumping appliances on the scene. 2200 hrs ** UPDATE ** The incident has been scaled down even further with 2 major pumping appliances in attendance overnight to monitor hotspots. UPDATES 09:08 Assistance Message: Make Pumps 6 Water Carrier 1. 09:24 Fire in three-story 18th Century Manor House. 2 Hose Reels, 1 Safety Jet and 1 Covering Jet in use. 09:59 Assistance Message: Make Pumps 10. All Breathing Apparatus crews withdrawn due to risk to firefighters. 10:07 Ambulance Incident Commander now on scene. 10:17 Chief Fire Officer informed. 10:31 Environment Agency informed and Environmental Risk Assessment being completed. Water being supplied from an open water source, light portable pump in use. 11:21 Fire in three-story detached manor house. Fire in first floor and second floor roof space. 4 Breathing Apparatus, 5 main jets, 3 light portable pumps, 1 135 ladder and 3 triple extension ladders in use. Police, Ambulance, Western Power Distribution and Cornwall Council Emergency Management also in attendance. 11:44 Assistance Message: Make Pumps 12, Additional personnel required.]]>Sat, 21 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40111John RickardUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents occur.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Water Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40135JoshAt 19:09 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a dog stuck in a river and unable to get out. Due to the potential risk to the animal one appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station and a Water Rescue Unit from Penzance Community Fire Station, as well as a Wholetime Officer. A Technical Rescue Adviser was also consulted. On scene firefighters trained in water rescued entered the water and rescued the dog who was left in the care of their owner.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40134JoshAt 19:06 Critical Control received a 999 call from an occupier reporting a chimney fire at their property. One appliance from Delabole Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. Prior to arrival of crews, the caller was given pre-arrival safety advice. On arrival crews confirmed there was a fire in the chimney of a wood burner. Crews used a stirrup pump and chimney rods to extinguish the fire. Find out more about Chimney Fire Safety at our website below.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40136JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a child stuck in a high chair. One appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station was mobilised. On scene crews used small tools to release the child.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40133JoshAt 18:36 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire in a wooded area. One appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40137JoshCritical Control received multiple calls reporting smoke in the Predannack area near Mullion. One appliance from Mullion Community Fire Station to investigate the cause. Crews located a large unattended bonfire and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. You can view our guide to bonfire safety on our website at the link below. Planning a bonfire or controlled burn? Call 0203 162 2240 to let us know.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40138JoshAt 16:10 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire in the kitchen of a property. Two appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised along with two Wholetime Officers. A Wholetime Officer arrived just ahead of the first appliance and informed Critical Control the property was well alight. In light of this informative message, an additional appliance from St Just Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival a Breathing Apparatus team using a hose reel jet entered the property to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was extinguished crews used Positive Pressure Ventilation to clear smoke from the property. First aid including oxygen therapy with administered to the occupant.]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding - Major Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40139JoshCritical Control received the first 999 call at 10:33 reporting flooding in the Copperhouse area of Hayle. Initially one appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station was mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer. Following this there were multiple 999 calls to the incident. 11:10 UPDATE: Make Pumps 4 to assist with pumping out and scene management. 11:37 UPDATE: Police have declared a Major Incident and confirm there is no life risk from flooding. During the incident four appliances were utilised for pumping and scene management, with two Wholetime Officers taking operational command on scene, one Wholetime Officer supporting in Critical Control, and the Chief Fire Officer and Assistant Chief Fire Officer taking command of the incident at the Tactical Coordination Group at Truro.]]>Fri, 20 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40132Mark PhilpottAt 0731 critical control received a 999 stating a fire at a property in Morvah. Three appliances from Penzance, St Just and two flexi officers were mobilised. On arrival crews confirmed fire in ground floor and heavily smoke logged. Crews used 4 breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 19 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTCables Arcinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40131Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle are currently in attendance at Alexandra Road in St Ives following multiple reports of electrical cables arcing. The crew have cordoned off the area and are awaiting the arrival of a Western Power Distribution engineer. Note: The road between Ayr Terrace and Alexandra Terrace is currently closed for public safety.]]>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40124Adam OliverOne fire appliance from St Dennis responded to reports of a vehicle fire. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40125Adam OliverOne fire appliance from Callington responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the vehicle safe. ]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40128JoshCritical Control were notified by the Police of a two vehicle road traffic collision involving 2 casualties. As all persons were believed to be out of the vehicles, one appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found that one casualty had already been released from their vehicle by the ambulance service. After assisting with scene safety, crews handed the incident over to the Police.]]>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Industrial/commercialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40130JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire at a commercial premises. Two appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival crews reported that smoke was issuing from extractor fans. The cause was identified as a faulty boiler.]]>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40120JoshAt 02:08 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting youths setting fire near bins. One appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised to the scene. Due to the nature of the report, the Police were requested to attend. As part of the Critical Control Centre's CCTV function, control room staff were able to monitor the incident and assist the police with locating those believed to be responsible. On scene crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The incident has been handed over to the police. Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 quoting log 51 of 17/12/19. Did you know you can report information about crime anonymously any time, day or night to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40119JoshAt 18:32 Critical Control received a 999 call to a property where there was suspected carbon monoxide present. One appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised. On arrival crews found the property had already been ventilated by the occupant after pre-arrival safety advice from Critical Control Centre Firefighters. Due to the risk of exposure to carbon monoxide crews requested an ambulance to assess the occupant. Crews took measurements of the levels of carbon monoxide in the property and gave safety advice before leaving the occupier in the care of the ambulance service. For more information on Carbon Monoxide, click the link below to visit our website.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTAssist Other Agency - Health and Social Carehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40121JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from care staff who were unable to gain access to the property of a service user. Due to the vulnerability of the occupant an appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to assist. On arrival crews used small tools to gain access to the property.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40122JoshAt 15:45 Critical Control received an emergency call from the ambulance service reporting a person trapped under a tree. One appliance from Bude Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station were initially mobilised to the incident, along with an additional appliance from Hartland Fire Station in Devon and two Wholetime Officers from Cornwall. On arrival crews found that the person was no longer trapped, and they assisted the ambulance service with casualty care. The person was left in the care of South Western Ambulance Service.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40123JoshAt 11:22 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire in the bathroom of a property. Two appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station and one appliance from Wadebridge Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised, along with two Wholetime Officers. On arrival crews found that a small candle had caused a slight fire which was out on arrival having been extinguished by the occupant. Further oncoming resources were subsequently stood down by the initial Incident Commander. Prior to leaving the crew carried out a Home Fire Safety Check at the premises. Would you like to request a free Home Fire Safety Check? Click the link below to visit our website.]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40118Andy TaylorOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision with a person trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty by 1425hrs. Ambulance and Police were also in attendance. If further information is required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Residential Care Homehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40117Janice James@ 05;22 Critical Control received a call to a smell of burning in property. Fire evacuation advice was given and Fire Crews from Torpoint Community Fire Station with assistance from Devon & Somerset FRS and an Officer were mobilised. On arrival Torpoint Fire crews found a small electrical fire which was extinguished with a Co2 extinguisher and crews from Devon & Somerset were stood down.]]>Mon, 9 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40116Janice James@ 04.59 Critical Control received a call to a vehicle that had overturned with a person trapped. Two crews from Launceston and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, with a Wholetime Officer attend the incident. On arrival they found that the casualty had been released and was in the care of the Ambulance Service. Fire crews made vehicle safe. Incident now handed over to Devon & Cornwall Police]]>Mon, 9 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40115JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting parts of the roof of Sainsburys supermarket were becoming detached from the building and falling to the ground. Initially one appliance from Bude Community Fire Station was mobilised, however a second appliance attended to assist with cordoning the area to keep the public safe. Cornwall Council Emergency Management are aware of the incident and are assisting the Fire Service. Crooklets Road will be closed while the incident is being dealt with. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and residents to remain indoors. Please follow the directions of emergency services. UPDATE 22:42: Crews remain on scene and are awaiting the arrival of a Dangerous Structure Engineer. Road closures will remain in place on Crooklets Road for some time. UPDATE 04:21: After a review of the incident with Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council Emergency Management, it has been decided that crews will remain on scene to monitor the building for further structural failure for public safety.]]>Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTWeather-related Incidents Across Cornwallhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40114JoshCornwall Fire and Rescue Service alongside Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council are currently dealing with a significant number of weather-related incidents across the county. There is currently a Yellow Weather Warning for Wind issued by the Met Office and we would advise people to stay indoors and not to travel unless necessary. Highways related emergencies can be reported to Cornwall Council on 0300 1234 222, or for the A30/A38 to Highways England on 0300 123 5000. If you need an emergency response because, for example, people are in danger you should continue to call 999.]]>Sun, 8 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40112Jack WattsOne fire appliance from Bodmin community fire station attended a fire involving a kitchen appliance. Firefighters discovered that the fire was already out and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus vented the smoke from the property. To help prevent a fire in your kitchen follow the link below.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40113Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a kitchen fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. An occupant suffered smoke inhalation and Ambulance were called to treat them. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your home, please follow the link below.]]>Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40110Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a kitchen fire. On crews arrival they extinguished a fire which was confined to the cooker hob wearing two breathing apparatus. There is no further details available on this incident.]]>Tue, 3 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Alarm - Malicious Activationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40109Adam OliverCritical Control received multiple calls to a fire alarm sounding in a block of flats. One appliance from Looe Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. Upon arrival crews investigated and confirmed there was no fire or other emergency. Witnesses reported that a person had deliberately set off the fire alarm by hitting a manual call point. The cause of the alarm therefore has been identified as malicious and the incident is under investigation by the police. Anyone with any information please contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log 79 of 02/12/19.]]>Mon, 2 Dec 2019 00:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40108Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston and Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on a back road between Culdrose and Gunwalloe. The vehicles has become stuck in the narrow lane and firefighters assisted with stabilisation and recovery of the cars. Once access had been made both cars were made safe.]]>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40107JoshOne appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a one vehicle road traffic collision on Truro road. On crews arrival one casualty remained in the vehicle - they were not trapped however. Firefighters assisted Ambulance Paramedics to help the casualty to self extricate from the vehicle. ]]>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40106Jenna GendallAppliances from Bodmin and St Austell attended a call to a road traffic collision on the A30. On attending crews confirmed that there had been two separate accidents involving several vehicles. Firefighters attended one vehicle which had a medically trapped casualty. Firefighters assisted Ambulance Paramedics and made the vehicles on scene safe. Once the casualties had been assisted from the vehicle Fire service left the scene. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40105Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended a call to a car on fire in a layby on the Hayle Bypass. The vehicle was well alight on crews attendance, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used on the blaze. Currently the A30 west bound from Loggans is closed with traffic being diverted through Hayle. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40104Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a van on fire. The van was well alight on crews arrival, two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Installationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40103Mark PhilpottAt 0601hrs critical control received a 999 call stating that there was Electrical installation on fire outside a property. Two appliances and a wholetime officer were mobilised as well as a Flexi Duty officer from Penzance. On arrival the installation was well alight. Two breathing Apparatus and a CO2 extinguisher was used. This is all the information we have at this time.]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar On Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40102Maggie NoyOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station and an Officer dealt with a car that had overturned trapping one female occupant. The used small gear to release her into the care of ambulance personnel. The crew righted the vehicle and made the scene safe. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40101Maggie NoyOn receipt of a call to a road traffic collision with a casualty trapped appliances from St Austell, Truro and Tolvaddon were mobilised along with an Officer. The incident involved three vehicles with one casualty trapped in a large van. The crew used crash rescue equipment to release the casualty into the care of ambulance personnel. Police and the air ambulance were also in attendance. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Fire After Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40100Helen KnightAt 0254 Critical Control received a call to a car on fire after a collision. Crews from Penzance and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident along with an Officer. On arrival the car was found to be well alight. Crews used breathing apparatus and 2 hosereels to extinguish the fire. Crews also confirmed that there was no one in the vehicle. There was however, damage to the road surface after the incident and the road was closed by Police. There is no further information on this incident,]]>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40099Adam OliverOne appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station responded to reports of a vehicle fire. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40098Katherine TakelToday, six appliances and two officers were mobilised to a vehicle that reported being stuck in moving flood water after attempting to drive through it. On arrival the first appliance reported that three casualties were sitting on top of their vehicle in deep standing water and rescued them using dry suits and life jackets. The car that was blocking the road was winched to a safe position using the Fire Engine winch. This incident would have been avoidable if they hadn't attempted to drive through this flood water. Please remember "TURN AROUND,DON'T DROWN". ]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Person Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40096Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Launceston and one fire appliance from Callington Community Fire Station with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to a fire in a property with possible persons still inside. On arrival Fire crews found the property to be heavily smoke logged and one person suffering smoke inhalation. Firefighters entered the property and found the source of smoke was from a microwave, which was removed to outside. The property was ventilated by using a positive pressure ventilation fan to help clear the smoke. One person was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTChild Released From Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40095Maggie NoyOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised to a call from a mother whose 18 month old child was locked in her car. The crew used car breaking-in kit to successfully release the child into the care of her mother. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTWashing Machinehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40094Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station and one from Newquay Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. The caller stated her washing machine was smoking and there was smoke in the property. On arrival the crew found the fire to be out they confirmed this using a thermal image camera. The crew also fitted new smoke alarm in the property. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40093Maggie NoyCritical Control received a call from a neighbour reporting smoke coming from their neighbours property. Appliances from Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised along with two Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival it was found a kitchen full of smoke and the alarms were sounding a grill pan was then removed from the cooker, the property was ventilated and the electric isolated. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a thorough inspection of the property to confirm all persons were accounted for. The incident was accidental and confined. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40092Laura HeskethAt 0730 the critical control centre receives a call to state that two people were shut in a lift at Narrow Cliff area Newquay. One crew from Newquay community fire station attendance and released two persons from the lift. ]]>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40091John RickardAt 2055hrs the Critical Control Centre received a number of 999 calls from the public reporting a large fire in Praa Sands. The callers reported a static caravan was on fire. Two appliances from Penzance and a duty officer were immediately mobilized. On arrival it was not clear if the occupants of the caravan were accounted for, an appliance from St Just was mobilized to support the incident. Quickly after arrival crews were able to confirm all persons were accounted for. Crews reported one static caravan was on fire. They were using a main jet and a hose reel jet were being used to tackle the fire and protect nearby caravans. At 2210hrs appliances were shuttling water from a nearby hydrant to supply the fire fighting effort. *** Update @ 23:30hrs *** Breathing apparatus crews have withdrawn and the fire is believed to be extinguished. An appliance remains at the scene to monitor for hot spots. ]]>Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40081Jack WattsThere have been no incidents of note to report on overnight. The news desk will be updated as of when incidents occur.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Industrial/commercialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40090JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from a person reporting what they believed to be a premises on fire. Three crews from Newquay and St Dennis Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident. An appliance from St Columb was already at a different incident, however they were immediately re-deployed to this incident. On arrival crews found the fire to be from an incinerator which was controlled. If you have any doubt as to whether a premises are on fire, always dial 999 and ask for the Fire Service.]]>Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulance Crewshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40088Janice JamesAt 04.43 Critical Control received a call from Ambulance Control as they required assistance with a patient who needed to go to hospital urgently. A crew from St Mawes Community Fire Station was mobilised to St Just in Roseland to assist Ambulance Crews to carry the casualty to the ambulance, who were then transported to hospital. ]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40089Janice JamesCritical control received a call to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding in a property. A crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised to investigate. On arrival they found high readings of CO in the property. The gas was isolated to the premise until the arrival of Wales & West Utilities to check the property was safe and the Ambulance Service attended as a precaution to monitor the residents and were left in their care. The incident was handed over to Wales & West Utilities.]]>Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40087Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to a multiple vehicle road traffic collision, no persons trapped. Crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to make the scene safe. Initially the westbound carriage way was closed whilst crews dealt with the incident but after a short time one lane was opened for traffic. ]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40086Janice JamesFire crews from St Austell, Fowey and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to a road traffic collision with persons trapped. On arrival the crews found a vehicle which had overturned with persons trapped. One person was rescued by fire service and the vehicle was made safe. The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service and the incident handed over to the Police. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40085Janice JamesCritical Control received a 999 emergency call to a property fire where persons were reported as still in the property. A fire appliance from Helston and two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations, supported with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival they found the property was smoked logged. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a safety jet rescued one casualty from the property. The casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40084Adam OliverOne appliance from Newquay, one appliance from St Austell, and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to reports of a road traffic collision. On arrival an incident involving a single vehicle was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release one person. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40097Katherine TakelTwo appliances and an Officer attended a call to a fire in a home at 16:04 today. On arrival the crew found a small electrical fire in the kitchen which was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check the rest of the property. Whilst in attendance, a neighboring property reported their television was smoking and one appliance then moved to investigate. It is believed the two incidents may have been linked as a result of a possible power surge in the street.]]>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTJcb On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40082Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Bodmin Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found a JCB well alight and using two hosereel and two breathing apparatus extinguished the fire. The fire was caused accidentally and confined to the vehicle.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40079Andy TaylorThere have been no incidents of note since the last update. News items will be added as and when they occur.]]>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40080Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bude Community Fire Station attended a report of a car fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40072Jack WattsCritical Control received several calls stating there was smoke issuing from the property. Crews from Tolvaddon, Falmouth, Perranporth and supporting appliances from St Just and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident with 3 Wholetime Officers. At this time the fire has been extinguished and all persons have been accounted for. Any further updates will be added as they arise.]]>Wed, 6 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40071Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth Fire Station the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to reports of a vehicle that had rolled with one person trapped inside. On arrival of the first appliance it was found that it involved one vehicle with no persons trapped. The crew administered first aid to one male casualty until the arrival of the ambulance. They made the scene and vehicle safe and assisted with traffic management until the arrival of the Police. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40063Tom MorcomAfter receiving a number of calls at 12:20, the Critical Control Centre mobilised three appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin Community Fire Stations to reports of a fire in a domestic dwelling in Tintagel. The above appliances are now in attendance and are being supported by a whole time officer and also a water carrier from Wadebridge which was mobilised due to poor water supply. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and has spread to the roof space. Firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. No further updates are available at this time. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40062Tom Morcom ***Update @ 14:50hrs 05/11/19*** The fire is now confirmed out and all appliances have left the scene. A fire investigation is being undertaken to ascertain the cause of the fire. No further updates are available. At 10:08, the Critical Control Centre received a total of 5 emergency calls informing them of a fire at a residential dwelling at Penware Parc, Camborne. Initially, two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with a whole time officer for support. On arrival at the scene, an appliance from Tolvaddon reported the building as ‘well alight’ and requested a further appliance be mobilised. Following this, an appliance from Truro was mobilised. Shortly after, further assistance was requested and an appliance from Penzance was mobilised. In total, there are currently four appliances, an Incident Command Vehicle from St Just, an Operational Support Vehicle from Falmouth, a support vehicle from Tolvaddon and several whole time officers in attendance at the address. The building is a single storey detached domestic dwelling measuring 15 metres by 8 metres. Breathing apparatus is in use and 2 main jets and 1 covering jet are being used to extinguish the fire. Ambulance has attended and Police are now in attendance. ]]>Tue, 5 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar In Riverhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40061Laura HeskethAt 1238hrs, a request was received from Police to search a car that had been found partly submerged in a river. It was unknown if anyone was inside the vehicle. Firefighters from Launceston and Callington along with specialist water rescue teams from Bude and St Austell attended and three officers. It was established from a local resident that the vehicle had been in the water since Saturday. Water rescue technicians entered the river to confirm that there was no-one inside. The incident has been left for the owner of the vehicle to arrange recovery.]]>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40060Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. One vehicle was involved crews using small gear to stabilise and make safe. Crews also assisted police and ambulance on scene. ]]>Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40059JoshAt 16:17 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire at a residential care home. Staff were in the process of evacuating residents from the building, but due to the use of the premises and the vulnerability of the occupants inside, Critical Control graded the incident as Persons Reported due to the potential risk to life. Two appliances from Newquay Community Fire Station and one appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. A Group Manager also monitored the incident from Control. The Police and Ambulance Service were also called to the incident. On arrival, crews found that a small fire had occurred in a cooker, which was out on arrival. Crews conducted an inspection of the property. The cause of the fire was accidental and confined to the cooker. Visit our website on kitchen safety for useful fire safety information.]]>Sun, 3 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40057John RickardAt 0200hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call reporting the fire alarm system at Park House Flats was sounding. Immediately crews from St Austell, St Dennis, Mevagissey and Truro were mobilized. On arrival crews investigated the alarm and found a small fire in one of the flats, which seemed to be involving the electrics within the flat. An additional appliance from Lostwitheil and Incident Command Unit from Launceston was mobilized. Crews using breathing apparatus swiftly extinguished the fire and confirmed all persons had been accounted for when evacuating. An initial fire investigation has taken place and the cause has been identified as a faulty electrical socket. The incident has been handed over to the owners of the property.]]>Sun, 3 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40056Josh PlowmanCrews from Callington and Tavistock (Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service) and a flexi-duty officer responded to a property fire. On arrival, firefighters confirmed a fire involving the porch of the property and continued to extinguish it using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40055Josh PlowmanCrews from Truro and Falmouth supported by a flexi-duty officer responded to a fire in a flat. Firefighters discovered there had been a fire involving the cooker but it was out on arrival.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Stuck In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40054Josh PlowmanMajor pumping appliances from Padstow and Wadebridge supported by water rescue teams from St Austell and Falmouth and 2 flexi-duty officers were mobilised to a van stuck in flood water with the owner trapped inside. The initial attending crews managed to rescue the owner by pulling the van free from the water using a winch.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40053Josh PlowmanA crew from Liskeard responded to reports of water entering a property near to an electrical supply. Firefighters assisted by unblocking an external drain so the water could drain naturally]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40052Josh PlowmanA crew from Wadebridge responded to reports of flooded properties in the Polmorla area. Firefighters made contact with the occupants and decided that the flood defences in place were sufficient and the fire service's assistance wasn't required.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40051Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Padstow responded to reports of flooded properties in the Porthcothan area. Firefighters used a light portable pump to remove water from one property while letting the others drain naturally.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40050Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Looe were mobilised to a fire in the woods. Firefighters discovered a small fire caused by an arching electrical cable laying in a hedge. Western Power Distribution attended to isolate the affected area.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40049Josh PlowmanA crew from Truro responded to a reported skip fire. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incidents was accidental and confined to the skip.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40048Josh PlowmanOne crew from Truro attended reports of flooding in the kitchen of a domestic property. Firefighters isolated the electrics and offered the occupants advice before returning to their home station.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40045JoshCritical Control received a request from Police to assist them at the scene of a car fire. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found that one casualty had already been removed from the vehicle by police officers. 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers using a Hose Reel Jet extinguished the fire. The incident was then handed over to the police, and as the crew were leaving an ambulance arrived to care for the casualty.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40046JoshAt 19:16 Critical Control were contacted by the Police requesting our attendance at a single vehicle Road Traffic Collision. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews met with Police and Ambulance, and it was decided it would be best for the vehicle to be dealt with by a recovery agent.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40047JoshAt 08:57 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. One appliance was immediately mobilised from St Austell Community Fire Station. On arrival crews used gas monitoring equipment to locate any carbon monoxide present. Although the crew found a reading of zero, an ambulance was called to care for a male and female as well as a child. Crews waited until the arrival of an ambulance before leaving the scene. Due to several tragic incidents across Cornwall involving Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, we have produced some advice and guidance for businesses and members of the public. Follow the link below for more information.]]>Sat, 2 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40036JoshAt 19:58 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a van on fire. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival 2 Breathing Apparatus wearers used a Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped In Lifthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40043JoshAt 19:27 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a person trapped in a lift. One appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised and on arrival quickly gained access to the lift and rescued the occupant inside.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Gardenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40037JoshCritical Control received multiple 999 calls reporting a fire in the garden of a property. Initially one appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival the Incident Commander made an initial assessment and sent the message "Make Pumps 2" to Critical Control, who immediately mobilised an additional appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station to the incident, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. The fire had spread to a domestic oil tank which had become fully involved in fire. Crews used 1 Hose Reel Jet, 1 Main Jet and 1 Foam Branch to extinguish the fire. The Environment Agency were also notified of the incident due to the nature of the fire and the use of firefighting foam.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40038JoshAt 18:27 Critical Control received a 999 reporting a single vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance from Truro Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews disconnected the vehicle battery and assisted the police in making the scene safe. There was one casualty who was treated on scene by South Western Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40039JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a two vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. On arrival crews made the vehicle safe and assisted the police with scene safety.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40040JoshAt 18:12 Critical Control received a 999 call from the occupant of a property stating that water was leaking from upstairs into their property and affecting their electrics. One appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended the incident. On arrival crews located the burst water pipe and shut off the mains water and electrics. The crew then assisted with salvage before handing over to the occupier.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40041JoshCritical Control received an urgent call from South Western Ambulance Service requesting fire attendance at a road traffic collision. Three casualties were thought to be involved, with one casualty reportedly trapped inside a vehicle with smoke issuing. An appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised along with a Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, a Wholetime Station Manager and a Group Manager. On arrival crews found that no casualties were trapped. Police and Ambulance were already in attendance at the incident and the crews made the scene safe before handing over to the police.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Leaking Fuelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40042JoshCritical Control received a 999 call stating an unattended vehicle was leaking fuel. One appliance was mobilised from Newquay Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found a small leak and used absorbent granules to soak up the fuel. As the driver of the vehicle was not present, details of the vehicle were passed to the police to trace the owner.]]>Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40035Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Penzance attended a call to a two storey domestic premise with a fire in an under stairs cupboard. Crews entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and located the fire in electrics in the property. The electricity was isolated to the property and Western Power engineers attended. ]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40034Adam OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon, Penzance, and Hayle responded to reports of a building fire. On arrival a garage fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. During the incident a request for the Helston Water Carrier was made to supplement water supplies. This incident has been classed as accidental and confined. ]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40024Jack WattsCritical Control received a call from the Ambulance service stating there was a Road Traffic Collision with persons trapped. Crews from St Dennis, St Austell and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and an Officer attended the incident and rescued persons from the vehicle. The incident was left in the hands with the Police. Any further inquiries please contact Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTSuspected Gas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40025JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a smell of gas. One appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised to investigate. Control also requested the attendance of the gas board. On arrival crews used a gas detector to monitor gas levels. Upon arrival of a gas engineer the incident was handed over to the gas board.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40022JoshCritical Control received a call from the Ambulance Service stating there was a 2 vehicle road traffic collision with a possible persons trapped. Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised to the incident with a Wholetime Officer and the persons were rescued by the crews using Crash Rescue Equipment.]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40027JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from the occupant of a house reporting a chimney fire in their property. One appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station were mobilised. On arrival crews found that the fire was out, however a thorough inspection was carried out with crews using a Thermal Image Camera, one ladder and a hose reel jet.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40028JoshCritical Control were notified of a single vehicle road traffic collision. As there were no persons trapped, one appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to assist with scene safety. On arrival crews assisted the police with emergency traffic management.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40029JoshAt 10:29 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a smell of smoke in a building. Two appliances were mobilised from Truro Community Fire Station, along with a Flexi Duty Officer. On arrival crews carried out a thorough investigation using a thermal image camera. A small fire in a fan heater, which was out on arrival, was found to be the cause.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Leaking Fuelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40033JoshCritical Control received a call from the police reporting petrol leaking from a vehicle. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews placed absorbent granules over the fuel and requested the attendance of Cornwall Council Highways to clean debris.]]>Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40030JoshAt 05:57 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a car on fire. One appliance was mobilised from Launceston Community Fire Station. Whilst the crew were en route Control continued to receive multiple 999 calls to the incident. On arrival crews found one car well alight. Two breathing apparatus wearers used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. 06:20 *Make Pumps 2* A second appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident due to petrol leaking from a ruptured fuel tank.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40031JoshAt 22:05 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a fire outside a property. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found the fire to be a bonfire which had since been extinguished by the occupier. Having a bonfire? Visit our website for fire safety advice around bonfires.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT50 Sheep Stuck In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40023JoshCritical Control received a 999 call from a farmer concerned for the safety of 50 sheep stuck near to quickly rising flood water. Whilst animal rescue is generally the responsibility of the RSCPA, as the lives of the animals were in imminent danger a decision was made by senior officers to mobilise fire and rescue resources to the incident for saveable animal life. One appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station and two water rescue teams, one each from Bude and St Austell Community Fire Station's were mobilised along with two Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival crews in protective equipment entered the water and used a hose inflation kit to move the sheep to safe ground.]]>Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT