Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:55:31 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34292Ben HoodUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents of note occur. We are midway through the school summer break and the fine weather has been ideal for those that have ventured outside for some camping and caravanning. Please remember, though, to be careful; follow the link below for advice on how to avoid some of the dangers when enjoying these activities. ]]>Sun, 5 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTBus Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34315Helen KnightAt 1336 today Critical Control received a call to a bus on fire. Fire crews attended from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston with the water carrier from Helston being requested due to the water supplies in the area, Crews wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels to extinguish the fire. The crew from St Keverne are still in attendance. There are no further details on this incident.]]>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad traffic collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34314Emma MatthewsOne appliance was mobilised from Saltash Community Fire Station after a 999 call reporting a single vehicle road traffic collision, where the vehicle was in a hedge and smoking. On arrival the crew were able to confirm that there were no persons trapped in the vehicle and the crew used small tools to make the vehicle safe before returning to home station. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34313Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a property fire, persons reported. Two appliances from St Austell, one appliance from St Dennis and two Officers were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a one storey bungalow, approx. 10 metres by 10 metres. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus, two Hose Reel Jets and a Thermal Imaging camera to extinguish the fire. All persons have been accounted for and crews remain on scene liaising with the Police and the South West Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34312Emma MatthewsTime of call 2302 hours. Two fire appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to deal with a reported kitchen fire. The fire was out when the crews arrived. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear any remaining smoke. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Property Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34311Jed StoneTime of call 2302 hours. Two fire appliances from Newquay fire station responded to a report of a fire at a domestic property of two floors. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used one jet and one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire on the ground floor. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear smoke from the property]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34309Emma MatthewsSeveral calls were received for this incident, with one stating that a person was within the vehicle, both appliances from Bodmin and an Officer were mobilised, on arrival the vehicle was found to be well alight, fortunately no persons were involved, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire. The cause was arson. Devon & Cornwall Police attended and will be making further enquiries. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Machineryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34310Emma MatthewsOn receipt of a call stating that a straw chopper was on fire adjacent to a barn, appliances from St. Dennis and Newquay and an Officer were mobilised, on arrival the chopper was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. The cause was accidental. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below:]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34308Emma MatthewsA fire appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station attended a car fire at this location. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet. Incident was left with Devon and Cornwall police.]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTLorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34307Ian OliverMultiple calls were received for this incident, one appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, on arrival a 7.5 tonne lorry was found to be well alight, a further appliance from Tolvaddon attended to supply water, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34306Megan VigoAt 13:07 this afternoon an appliance from Saltash and Camels Head, along with a whole time Officer were mobilised to a residential garage fire. On arrival crews discovered a detached property, with an attached garage, well alight. Firefighters used Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet and a Triple Extension ladder to extinguish the fire. Small tools were used to cut away and the roof void was checked for fire spread. Firefighters remain on scene making up equipment. The fire has been confirmed as accidental and confined. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34305Megan VigoAt 11:23 this morning Critical Control received an emergency call from the Ambulance service regarding a road traffic collision, persons trapped. One appliance from St Austell, St Dennis and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle RTC, no persons trapped. Firefighters used small tools to make both vehicles safe and removed them from the highway. Crews also assisted Police and Ambulance on scene.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34304Megan VigoAt 08:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call reporting a vehicle on fire. One fire appliance from St Ives was immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one vehicle, well alight. Two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets were used to extinguish the fire. Firefighters are remaining on scene, monitoring for hotspots.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34303Emma MatthewsTime of call 1714 hours. Two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped. One fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin fire station are in attendance at the incident. Firefighters are using crash rescue equipment.]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34302Emma MatthewsTwo appliances from Truro and one from St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a kitchen fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34298Nichola ThompsonAppliances from St Austell and Fowey attended the scene of a reported car fire that was in close proximity to a house and other vehicles. The vehicle was extinguished using two breathing apparatus and two hosereels. The cause was accidental and spread.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34299Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Callington attended a domestic property for flooding that was affecting the electric supply. The crews made the scene safe and isolated the water supply. ]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34300Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a reported gorse fire in Brea Village. On arrival an area of gorse measuring 3 metres by 3metres was extinguished using one hosereel. The cause was arson suspected and details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34301Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Wadebridge attended a reported van fire this evening. Two breathing apparatus, small tools and a dry powder extinguisher were used to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34297John RickardAppliances from Tolvaddon and Penzance have been in attendance at a building fire in Trevenson Road, Pool. The Critical Control Centre received numbers calls reporting smoke issuing from the building. Crews have reported a fire in the ground floor of a derelict building measuring approx. 8M by 5M. Initially it was suspected a person maybe inside the building but all persons have now been accounted for. Crews are using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 7 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34296Janice JamesFire crews from Looe Community Fire Station attended a fire involving a number of logs and vegetation. The fire was extinguished by firefighters using a main jet and hose reel and a covering jet to protect the surrounding area. This was confirmed an accidental fire.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Parkhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34295Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Fowey Community Fire Station attended a report of a fire in a park. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire using a hosereel.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTree Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34294Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended and firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in a tree. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34293Emma MatthewsAppliances from Newquay and Perranporth along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision with persons believed to be trapped. Crash Rescue Equipment was used to assist the two casualties from the vehicle. They were then left in the care of South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) with one casualty being transported to RCH Treliske by Ambulance. The crews then made the scene safe.]]>Sun, 5 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfire Spread To Moorhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34291Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bodmin attended a report of a fire on the moor. Firefighters used pitch forks and a hosereel to extinguish a bonfire, containing rubbish, gorse bushes and peat that had spread to moorland. ]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34290Ian OliverFollowing numerous 999 calls, two fire appliances from St Just, two fire appliances from Penzance and the water carrier from Helston are in attendance at a fire involving about one kilometre square of deep-rooted gorse that is on fire. Firefighters have knocked the fire down using beaters and have set up a water relay to feed two hosereel jets to dampen around the edges to prevent further spread towards Trewellard village. The fire will be smoldering overnight, residents nearby may wish to consider closing their windows. Update 0130 hours: One crew from St. Ives are now in attendance and will be monitoring the incident until relieved at approximately 0700 hours.]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34289Janice JamesFire Crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire in this location. The fire was extinguished by fire crews using a hose reel. The fire is believed to be arson]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34288Janice JamesFire control received a call to a large hedge fire at this location. Fire crews from Helston Community Fire Station attended and extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTWoodland Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34287Janice JamesFire crews from St Ives Community Fire Station attended two fires in the wooded area off Steeple Lane. The fires were extinguished by fire crews using a hose reel jet. This fire is believed to be arson.]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34286Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire alarm sounding at a property in Beacon Street, Falmouth. Two pumps from Falmouth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a smell of smoke. Crews investigated using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one thermal imaging camera. Crews identified that the kitchen area of the property was smoke logged. The incident was confirmed as accidental, confined and the area was ventilated. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCylinder Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34285Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting an Oxy Acetylene cylinder on fire at Falmouth Docks. Two pumps from Falmouth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire involving one Acetylene cylinder located in a fabrication workshop. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the dock management. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34283Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a fire on The Carn, Pendeen. Initially two pumps from St Just and one pump from Penzance Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed two acres of gorse alight. Crews started to tackle the fire using beaters and water. The officer in charge requested to make pumps three and 4x4 vehicles one for water. One pump and one 4x4 vehicle from St Ives Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. Crews are making good progress and have a water shuttle in place. Approximately one hundred meters of high gorse has been tackled with water and beaters. Arson was suspected for this incident. Crews remain on scene at this time. More updates to follow shortly. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34284Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting an electrical fire in a field near Newham Lane, Newham. One pump from Helston Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one electrical pole, which had fallen in the field and monitored the scene while waiting for the attendance of Western Power. With Western Power in attendance to make the scene safe crews investigated and began to extinguish sixty meters of hedge using one hose reel jet. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the land owners and Western Power. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34282Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington attended this incident, on arrival the crew discovered approximately one hundred metres of hedge well alight, which was extinguished using two high pressure hosereels. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34281Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from Devon & Cornwall Police, an appliance from Newquay and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised. on arrival there was found to be two vehicles involved, no persons were trapped, crews ensured the scene was safe before leaving the incident. Police and Ambulance crews were in attendance.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34280Ian OliverOn receipt of several calls for this incident, appliances from Looe and Liskeard were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fire involving a single story commercial property with the fire in the frying range which was fortunately out on arrival, the crews proceeded to inspect and ventilate the area. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34279Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a semi-detached lodge was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34278Sarah LynhamAn appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer responded to a road traffic collision. On arrival the crews used tools to extricate the occupant and assist police and ambulance. ]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34277Sarah LynhamAppliances from Helston and Penzance Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a car fire in the area. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus. Police, Cornwall Highways and Environment Agency also attended this incident]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34276Sarah LynhamOn receiving an emergency call stating that smoke was issuing from a residential building the Critical Control Centre mobilised resources to the scene. On arrival the crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one safety jet. Once the fire was extinguished a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the property]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34274Adam OliverAppliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, and Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a tractor fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and a foam branch to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34273Katherine TakelAppliances from Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a serious road traffic collision tonight at 23:11. On arrival the crews confirmed that two vehicles had collided at high speed and inside of each vehicle was a person trapped. Firefighters used cutting gear and crash rescue equipment to extricate the casualties who were air lifted to Derriford Hospital. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. Further details regarding this incident should be requested from Police or Ambulance.]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34272Katherine TakelAppliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a single vehicle collision with reports of a person trapped at 22:00. On arrival the first appliance confirmed a single vehicle had been involved in a road traffic collision and one female was trapped inside. Firefighters released the casualty who was left in the care of The Ambulance whilst they used small tools to make the vehicle safe. ]]>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34271John RickardOne appliance from Saltash responded to a 999 call this afternoon after a concerned member of the public reported smoke in woodland near the Saltash Tunnel. Our crew located an unattended bonfire near Adit Lane in the town, they extinguished it using one hose reel jet and shortly after returned to home station.]]>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGas Bottle Alighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34270Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Wadebridge attended a call to a gas cylinder alight inside a barn at 16:20 today. On arrival the Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to safely extinguish the flames and move the cylinder to a safe position. ]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34269Katherine TakelOne appliance from Delabole attended a road traffic collision at 12:45 today. On arrival the crews confirmed that one motorcycle and one car had been involved in the incident and used small tools to make both safe.]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34268Sarah LynhamAppliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations and a wholetime officer were mobilised to a property with smoke issuing. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet, one safety jet and two breathing apparatus. Over 80% of all casualties occur as a result of fires in the home. The majority of these fires are accidental and could have been prevented by following a few simple measures which help to reduce the risks. Take a look at our information to prevent a fire in your home.]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34267Katherine TakelAppliances from Saltash and Liskeard attended a call to a three vehicle road traffic collision at 15:30 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed no one was trapped and used small tools to make the vehicles safe. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34266Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon assisted The Ambulance Service in gaining entry to a property where a person had fallen behind the door. Firefighters gained entry and assessed the patient until the arrival of Ambulance minutes later. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34265Katherine TakelAn appliance from Penzance attended a call to domestic flooding affecting the properties electrics at 08:42 today. Firefighters isolated the water and electric to the property, making it safe for the resident.]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34264Katherine TakelAppliances from Wadebridge, Padstow and Bodmin were alerted to a fire in a barn containing farm machinery at 06:40 today. On arrival, the Firefighters from Padstow and Wadebridge confirmed one tractor was well alight inside a barn and requested an additional appliance due to poor water supplies. The crews used hose reels and foam to extinguish the fire and prevent the spread of fire to the building. A fire investigation was completed at the scene and the cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34263Maggie MooreOne appliance from Padstow Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a garden shed measuring 6m by 3m which was well alight, the crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was believed to accidental.]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34262John RickardAt 01:02hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a café in Padstow, the fire alarm was sounding and a fire was confirmed to be in the kitchen. Two appliances, one from Padstow Fire Station and another from Wadebridge Fire Station were immediately mobilized with a wholetime officer. Crews arrived at the café and reported the fire had been extinguished before their arrival using a fire blanket. The crew continued to investigate to ensure the fire had not spread into ceiling voids. At 02:10hrs all appliances had left the incident and returned to their respective stations. ]]>Fri, 27 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34261Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident involving two cars. The crew used two hosereel and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to arson and the Police have been informed.]]>Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34260Maggie MooreCritical Control received several repeat calls to a field of standing corn that was on fire. Two appliances from Bodmin, one from St Austell and the Water Carrier from Liskeard were mobilised. The field measured approximately 30 hectares and crews used four hosereels and beaters and also liaised with the farmer to create fire breaks. Update @ 1708hrs: Appliances are still in attendance making good progress.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34259Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash and one appliance from Callington Fire Station attended this incident. There was approximately one hectare of grass on fire in a field beneath solar panels although the panels were no affected. The crews used four hosereels and beaters to put out the fire which was believed to have started accidentally. ]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34257Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Truro Fire Station attended a call to a cooker that was on fire. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel, one thermal image camera and a CO2 extinguisher to put out the fire. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34256Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Dennis Fire Station attended a car with a fire located in the dashboard. Crews used one hosereel and one thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34258John RickardOne appliance and a Light 4x4 vehicle from Wadebridge have extinguished an abandoned campfire on Pentire Point near Polzeath. A member of the public called 999 shortly before 9:30am to report a patch of grass smoldering near the coastal footpath. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34255Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving one motorcycle and one car. The crew assisted the Police and Ambulance service while the road was closed.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Gorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34254John RickardAt 07:11hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a concerned member of the public, who had found two small areas of gorse smoldering and was concerned it could escalate quickly. A fire appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was immediately mobilized and located two areas of gorse approximately 10m square burning. The crew used beaters and water to extinguish the fire. The cause is suspected to be arson and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTWoodland Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34253Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended a small area of undergrowth that was on fire. The crew used beaters to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and Police have been informed.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34252Maggie MooreOne appliance from Mullion Fire Station attended a call to two hectares of grass on fire. The crew used hosereel to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and the Police have been informed.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTTrailer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34251Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Fire Community Station attended a trailer containing rubbish that was well alight. The crew used two hosereels and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34250Megan VigoOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a fire in the open at 19:11 this evening. Once in attendance crews discovered approx. 6 m by 2 m of grass on fire, which had spread to a private fence. Firefighters used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. This incident is arson suspected and spread. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34249Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received 32 calls from members of the public reporting a fire in the open on the A30, Roseworthy Dip. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a 10 meter by 2 meter area of grass on fire on the eastbound carriageway. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34248Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Police reporting a road traffic collision on Florence Road, Callington. One pump from Callington, one pump from Liskeard and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with Police in attendance. Crews requested the attendance of a Fire Service 4X4 vehicle to assist with traffic management and scene. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34247Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open on Malabar Road, Truro. On pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small amount of cardboard on open ground alight. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and confirmed the fire as accidental and spread. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRunning Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34246Todd HollyoakeCritical Control received a running call from Newquay Community Fire Station reporting a person collapsed on Tregunnel Hill, Newquay. The officer in charge confirmed a person collapsed, drifting in and out of consciousness. Critical Control informed the Ambulance Service, who made a speedy attendance alone with the Air Ambulance. The casualty was left safe and in the hands of Ambulance personal. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34245Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from The Ambulance Service reporting a road traffic collision on Cot Road, Illogan. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with Police in attendance. Crews made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the safe hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34243Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a child locked in a vehicle parked at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a child locked in a car. Crews using a breaking in kit successfully released the child from the vehicle. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34244Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a road traffic collision on School Lane, Truro. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving a car verses a lamppost. Crews made the vehicle safe and asked for the attendance of Ambulance, Police and Highways Services. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34242Sharen ThomasCrews from Liskeard, Looe and Callington Community Fire Stations were mobilized to a reported fire which started in a garden and spread to two properties. Two breathing apparatus and one hosereel as well as a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrill Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34240Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a grill on fire in a property in St Pirans Road, Perranporth. One pump from Perranporth, one pump from Newquay Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control alone with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a grill pan fire which was out on arrival. Crews were required for inspection only and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. ]]>Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34241Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near Foundry Lane, Hayle. One pump from Hayle Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a manned bonfire approximately one meter by 5 meters. Advice was given and an incident hand over form was complete. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34239Megan VigoAt 0700 this morning the Critical Control Centre received reports of a property fire in Hayle. Appliances from Hayle, Tolvaddon and St Ives were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one detached property, well alight. Firefighters used four Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet and a Mains Jet to extinguish the fire. Police, Ambulance and Western Power Distribution were also assisting on scene. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34237Maggie MooreOne appliance from Falmouth Fire Station attended this incident. Two large bins in a bin store were on fire two sets of breathing apparatus and two hosereels were used to extinguish. The cause of the fire was due to disposal of a barbeque.]]>Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34236Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Ives Community Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival crews found a car to be well alight, they used breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was made safe and left with the owners.]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFence Fire - Spreadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34235Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Penzance Fire Station, one from St Ives Fire Station and one from Hayle Fire Station attended this incident. The fire involved a 10m garden fence that was well alight and spread to an oil tank in the rear garden. The crews used four breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one main jet to extinguish the fire. An inspection of the property inside and outside was carried out for safety purposes. The cause of the fire was an unattended BBQ.]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34234Sarah LynhamAppliances from Truro Community Fire Station have been mobilised by the Critical Control Centre after calls were received saying that woodland near the beach was on fire. Crews are using a Light Portable Pump to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34233Sarah LynhamAppliances from Padstow and Wadebridge Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a report of a field on fire. On arrival the crews found sixty square metres of gorse stubble on fire and used two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField and Hedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33234Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Truro Community Fire Station responded to multiple calls of a hedge and field on fire in the Buckshead area. The crews used two hose reel jets and beaters to extinguish the fire. Heavy traffic is being experienced in the area. ]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Controlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33233John RickardOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station are in attendance at a confirmed bonfire in the Bodrifty area of Boskednan. A concerned member of the public called 999 to report a fire which was unattended and starting to flare up. If you're planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service before you start. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. Call us on 0203 162 2240 and tell the Critical Control Operator: - Your location. - Tell the operator if the burn is on domestic or commercial property. - Time you intend to start burning. - Confirm when you have finished burning. With controlled burns, it is illegal to leave a fire unattended or to have too few people to control it. Always ensure a fire is completely out before you leave it and check next day to ensure it has not reignited. For more information, visit our website:]]>Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTStraw and Stubble On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33232Maggie MooreTwo fire appliances from Newquay Fire Station and one from Truro Fire Station attended this incident. The fire involved a large area of stubble measuring approximately 100m by 100m and straw bales. The crew used four hosereels and beaters to stop it spreading to other fields. At 1915hrs the fire was extinguished and the cause was accidental.]]>Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCombine Harvester Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33231Sharen ThomasAt 11:53 the Critical Control Centre received a call from a member of the public stating a combine harvester was on fire in a field. Appliances from Padstow and St Columb Major were initially mobilized. On arrival crews quickly requested further appliances from Newquay and a water carrier from Liskeard due to the fire spreading through a corn field. At 12:15 crews reported an area of 200M by 50M of field alight, including a combine harvester. A wholetime officer on scene informed the Critical Control Centre at 12:46hrs that good progress was being made, fire breaks were being setup with the assistance of the farmer. 3 hose reel jets and beaters were being used. Update at 13:04 - crews remain on scene damping down hotspots. The cause is believed to be accidental. Update at 15:00 - all crews are now back at their home stations Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings and machinery are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTSilage Pit Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33230John RickardAppliances from Truro, Newquay and St Dennis are currently on scene at a farm near Mitchell. The Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances after reports of a silage pit on fire. When crews arrived on scene they confirmed one silage pit on fire, involving a number of tyres. A water carrier from Liskeard is also in attendance due to low water supplies in the area and and Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell Fire Station has provided support for breathing apparatus teams. More information to follow...]]>Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33229Katherine TakelTwo appliances and an officer attended a call to a kitchen fire at midnight tonight. On arrival the first appliance confirmed there was a fire in a ground floor kitchen. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to enter and extinguish the flames. A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear smoke from the property. ]]>Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In The Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33228Adam OliverAppliances from Liskeard and Looe Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a fire measuring fifteen meters by three meters was discovered in a corn field. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and the Police have been informed. ]]>Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33227Megan VigoAt 19:19 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, reporting smoke coming from a bin. One appliance from Hayle was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered smoke coming from a bin and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this fire was known to be a barbecue. Although most barbecues present no problems, there have been examples of fires, serious injuries and deaths caused by the use of flammable liquids or sitting barbecues too close to fences, garden sheds, buildings or trees. Select the related link below to view guidelines that will help ensure that everyone has a happy and safe barbecue season:]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33226Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call at 17:56 this afternoon, regarding a shed on fire. Two fire appliances from Looe, one appliance from Callington and Liskeard, along with a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one single storey shed, involved in fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33225Katherine TakelAppliances from Liskeard and Callington are currently in attendance at a kitchen fire. Firefighters are using four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the flames believed to be caused by a chip pan. Further details will be added as and when they are received.]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33222Katherine TakelAn appliance from Launceston attended a call to a area of grass on fire at 15:45 today. On arrival the crew confirmed an area of approximately 50 meters square was alight and used two hose reels to extinguish. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33223Katherine TakelAn appliance from Padstow attended a call to smoke seen from a distance at 13:50 today. On arrival the crew found an area of grass approximately 20 meters square that had been alight and damped down the area to prevent further reignition. ]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33224Katherine TakelAn appliance from Falmouth is currently in attendance at a hedge fire. On arrival the crews found an area of hedge alight measuring one meter square. Firefighters are using one hose reel to extinguish the fire and damp down the surrounding area.]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33221Katherine TakelAn appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a fire in a field at 15:00 today. On arrival the crew confirmed that an area of long grass in a field approximately 100 meters square was well alight. Firefighters used beaters and a hose reel to extinguish the flames and damp down the area. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33220Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Ives attended a gorse fire at 15:00 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed there were two areas of high gorse alight and used a hose reel to extinguish. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Fire Spread To Garageshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33219Katherine TakelAppliances from Truro and Newquay attended a call to a hedge fire that had spread to garages at 11:05 today. On arrival the first appliance confirmed the fire had spread to three separate garages, some containing gas cylinders. Firefighters using breathing apparatus and hose reels entered the building to safely remove the gas cylinders and an amount of petrol whilst extinguishing the fire. The cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=33218Adam OliverAppliances from Perranporth and Newquay Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a large industrial shed was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets, one main jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental.]]>Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32218Jed StoneAt 0428 hours this morning calls were received reporting a fire in a derelict property. Two fire appliances and the aerial ladder platform were mobilised from Newquay Fire Station. As soon as the first appliance arrived on scene it was decided to mobilise a further fire appliance from Perranporth Fire Station to assist in firefighting. The four story building measures approximately thirty meters by twenty meters. Firefighters are using four breathing apparatus sets, two hose reels, one main jet, one ladder and a thermal image camera.]]>Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32217Maggie MooreFive appliances from Bodmin, St Austell and Fowey Community Fire Stations have been in attendance to a fire involving 4 hectares of high gorse, trees and undergrowth. The crew used two hosereel and multiple beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32216Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police, stating that there had been a two vehicle RTC, persons trapped, on the A39 at Jacobstow. Two appliances from Bude, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and a whole time officer attended the incident. Once on scene crews discovered a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. Firefighters used Crash Rescue Equipment to open the passenger door of one vehicle, enabling paramedics to assess the casualty. Crews made the vehicle safe and assisted Devon and Cornwall Police with traffic management.]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32215Megan VigoAt 14:16 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received multiple calls from members of the public, reporting a gorse fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon, Perranporth and a whole time officer are in attendance at the incident. On arrival crews discovered one bonfire that had spread. Crews are using one hose reel jet and beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32214Janice JamesFire crews from Torpoint Community Fire Station attended a grass fire in this location. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and beaters]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCrop Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32213Janice JamesFire crews from Saltash Community Fire Station extinguish a fire in a field of crops with assistance of a local farmer and his tractor]]>Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32212Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a vehicle fire at Tolgus Vean, Redruth. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. The incident was confirmed as accidental, confined and left safe and in the hands of the owner.]]>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In The Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32211Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open near to A390, Threemilestone. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a controlled burn with Environmental Health already in attendance. After liaising with Environmental Health crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Environmental Health.]]>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32210Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a shed fire in Tresaderns Hill, St Day. Two pumps from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one summer house well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets. The incident was confirmed as accidental, confined and was left safe and in the hands of the occupants.]]>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32209Adam OliverAppliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a caravan fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and the Police have been informed. ]]>Mon, 9 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32207Maggie MooreCrews from St Just Fire Station are currently dealing with approx 60sq m gorse on fire in the Bosavern area. The crews have beaters and hosereels in use. They are likely to be there a considerable time to prevent spread to local corn fields.]]>Mon, 9 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32206Maggie Mooreone appliance from Truro and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended this incident. The incident involved one car and a large tree the driver was trapped due to branches and crew used small gear to cut them away and release the driver. It is believed the driver did not sustain injuries Ambulance were on scene to check and Police were also in attendance. The road will be closed for some considerable time.]]>Mon, 9 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32205Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that a fire had got out of control, appliances from Delabole and Bodmin were mobilised as well as a water carrier from Liskeard and an Officer. On arrival the crews found a large quantity of wood and wooden pallets alight, also a small shed measuring three metres by three metres, crews extinguished the fire using a main jet and two high pressure hosereel jets.]]>Sun, 8 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32204Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from St. Ives was mobilised, on arrival the crew found a vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire, which had spread and involved a further vehicle. The cause was accidental.]]>Sun, 8 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32203Adam OliverOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a small amount of hay which was smoldering in a cattle shed. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed. ]]>Sat, 7 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32202Ben HoodA call was received at 22:40 involving smoke in the distance at Tamar View Industrial Estate. When crews arrived a large pile of general waste was well alight. An aerial ladder platform from Devon and the command unit from Launceston were required. More details to follow. For your safety and wellbeing please keep your windows shut due to the smoke.]]>Sat, 7 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32201Megan VigoAt 15:53 the Critical Control Centre received multiple calls from members of the public, regarding a fire on the side of the A38. One appliance from Liskeard was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered 30 metres of bypass embankment alight, and requested the attendance of the Water Carrier. Firefighters used two hose reel jets and beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32200Megan VigoAt 14:12 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from the Ambulance Service requesting our attendance to a four vehicle road traffic collision. One appliance from Bodmin and an appliance from Torpoint were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews confirmed a four vehicle road traffic collision, with no persons trapped. Crews used small tools to make the vehicle and scene safe, and assisted Ambulance with first aid. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32199Janice JamesFire Crews from Delabole Community Fire Station attend a vehicle fire at this location. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets.]]>Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32198Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Bude Community Fire Station attended a shed fire at this location. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and thermal imaging camera. The fire was accidental ignition.]]>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32195Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Wadebridge and Bodmin attended the scene of a reported hedge fire this afternoon. On arrival approximately 2 metres of hedge was on fire. Crews used one hosereel jet to extinguish it. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32196Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Newquay attended the scene of a reported vehicle on fire at a petrol filling station. On arrival the fire had been extinguished and crews made the scene safe.]]>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32197Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Helston and Mullion along with the Specialist Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Wholetime Officer are at the scene of a two vehicle road traffic accident with reported persons trapped. Crash Rescue Equipment was used to release three casualties who were handed into the care of SWAST and the Air Ambulance to be conveyed to hospital. Crews are remaining on scene to make the vehicles and area safe. The road is currently closed in both directions.]]>Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32193Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Callington Community Fire Station attended to a report of a vehicle collision. On arrival the crews made the scene safe and assisted ambulance. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32194Sarah LynhamThe Critical Control Centre received many calls reporting a vehicle on fire at the side of the road. On arrival the crews found the vehicle to be well alight and used two hose reel jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32192Ian OliverSeveral calls were received fro this incident, one appliance from St. Austell was mobilised, on arrival the crew found three vehicles alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fires using a high pressure hosereel jet. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance as arson was suspected.]]>Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32191Janice JamesTwo fire crews from Mullion Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire on the coastal path and cliffs near Gunwalloe. Fire crews were in attendance for two hours dealing with the fire using a hose reel jet]]>Mon, 2 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32189Adam OliverOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus sets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 1 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32190Adam OliverTwo appliances from St Dennis Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a hedge fire measuring seventy five meters was discovered. Firefighters used beaters and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 1 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32188Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. One female casualty was in the care of ambulance and crews made the vehicle safe. The incident was then handed over to the Police.]]>Sun, 1 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32187Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Dennis Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended this incident involving one lorry and one car towing a caravan. Crews assisted one male casualty from one of the vehicles into the care of the ambulance service. Assistance was also given to Police to make the scene safe.]]>Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32186Megan VigoAt 11:24 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding an electrical fire. One appliance from Penzance, St Just, the Water Carrier from Helston and a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a small fire in an electrical display. Firefighters proceeded to trace back cables and used a thermal imaging camera, along with a CO2 extinguisher. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32185Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that fire alarms were sounding and the property had smoke within, both appliances from Penzance and an appliance from Hayle and an officer were mobilised, on arrival the crews found that a fire involving the cooker was fortunately out, crews proceeded to ventilate the premises using the positive pressure fan, an ambulance was requested to treat three casualties for the effects of smoke inhalation. ]]>Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32183Ian OliverAt 21:38 this evening The Critical Control Centre received 62 emergency calls reporting a fire on top of Carn Marth in Redruth. Crews from Tolvaddon, Falmouth and Perranporth used hose reels and beaters to extinguish the blaze. The cause is believed to be deliberate and the Police have been made aware. Advice on Arson Prevention also its consequences can be viewed by clicking on the link below: ]]>Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32184Katherine TakelFirefighters from Saltash attended a call to a fire at Grassmere Way this evening. On arrival the crew found the property to be heavily smoke logged and entered using two breathing apparatus and a hose reel. A burnt pan was found on the cooker hob and the Firefighters used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke from the property. The occupier of the property was given oxygen at the scene by Firefighters whilst waiting for the arrival of The Ambulance Service.]]>Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32182Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in a barn in Kemyel Crease, Lamorna. Two pumps from Penzance, one pump from St Just Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control alone with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed an electrical fire within a barn, which was out on arrival. Crews remained on scene to check for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupant.]]>Fri, 29 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32181Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a hedge fire was discovered. Firefighters used a hose reel jet and beaters to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32180Adam OliverOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small amount of grass verge was discovered to be alight. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32179Adam OliverAppliances from Penzance and St Just Community Fire Stations responded to this incident. On arrival a large out of control bonfire was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32178Sarah LynhamOn receipt of calls stating that a fence was on fire. An appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival the crews found a section of the fence to be alight and used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. This is believed to be arson and Police have been informed. ]]>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHot Weatherhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32177Sarah LynhamWith temperatures soaring and dry conditions continuing in to next week there is an increased risk of fires. These fires can take hold at great speed and have a devastating effect. Fire crews across Cornwall have attended many fires due to these hot conditions. If you are thinking of having a controlled burn please consider waiting until the current weather conditions have subsided. Please feel free to contact the Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240 for advice on controlled burns and other fire safety issues. To avoid starting fires please follow the following tips: • Never throw cigarette ends out of a car window - they could start a fire and ruin surrounding countryside. • Don't leave bottles or glass in woodlands. Sunlight shining through glass can start a fire. Take them home or put them in a waste or recycling bin. • Make sure your barbeque site is flat and away from fences, trees and sheds. • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby, in case of emergencies. • Use only enough charcoal to cover the base of the barbeque to a depth of about 5 centimetres (2 inches). • Never use petrol or paraffin to start, or revive your barbeque - use only barbeque fire lighters or starter fuel on cold coals. • Never put hot ashes straight into a dustbin or wheelie bin - they could cause a fire If you discover a fire: • do not be tempted to investigate • leave the area as quickly as possible and call 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service • do not return unless the fire and rescue service tells you that it is safe to do so. Please follow the link below to find more Fire Safety information.]]>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32176Sarah LynhamThe Critical Control Centre received calls stating that there was a fire on the railway embankment. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised to the scene. On arrival the crew used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32175Sarah LynhamAppliances from Padstow and Wadebridge Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a field of cut grass on fire. On arrival the crews found the fire to be spreading to the next field. The crews used one hose reel jet and beaters to extinguish the fire. 1900: One appliance remains on scene to monitor the scene. 2041: All appliances have left the scene. ]]>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32173Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a hedge on fire near to Tregathenan, Sithney. One pump from Helston Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a controlled burn, which had spread to a hedge. Crews started to extinguish the fire using two hose reel jets and a triple extension ladder. Good progress was being made and crews extinguished deep seated areas of the fire using a shovel, ceiling hook and hand saw. The incident was confirmed as accidental and spread.]]>Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32172Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station were mobilised to this incident. Crews dealt with a kitchen fire in a ground floor flat using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. All the occupants of the flat were safely out and no persons were injured. ]]>Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32171Sarah LynhamOn receipt of an emergency call the Critical Control Centre mobilised an appliance from Tolvaddon Community Station. On arrival the crews found thirty square metres of scrub land on fire. The crews used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32170Sarah LynhamAppliances from Delabole Community Fire Station attended an incident that was reported on the cliff path. On arrival crews found a small area of grass smouldering and used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Leisure activities such as barbecues, camping, caravanning and boating, should be relaxing and enjoyable experiences but it is important you're aware of the potential fire hazards that they pose. For more information on outdoor fire safety, select the related link below:]]>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32168Emma MatthewsAn appliance from Liskeard and one from Bodmin attended a hedge fire approximately 10m in length. The crew used a hosereel to extinguish the fire which was caused accidentally. Please take care in the continuing heatwave to avoid accidental fires from taking hold. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32169Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station attended a hedge fire measuring 10 m in length. The crew used one hosereel to extinguish the fire which was caused accidentally. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32167Emma MatthewsOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended approx. 20 square metres of gorse on fire. The crew used beaters to extinguish the fire, the cause was believed to be arson and Police have been informed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32166Ian OliverOn the request from SWAST for scene safety, one appliance from Falmouth was mobilised, on arrival the crew found the incident involved a car and a motorbike, the crew proceeded to give first aid until the arrival of the ambulance service and then proceeded to ensure the scene was safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 23 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32165Megan VigoAt 20:03 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a hedge on fire. One fire appliance from St Austell was mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found a small area of grass and hedge on fire. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32164Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that persons were trapped, one appliance from Truro and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that the incident involved two vehicles, fortunately no persons were trapped, crews proceeded to make the vehicles safe and administer first aid until the arrival of an ambulance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32163Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, which involved approximately fifty square metres of gorse, Network Rail were informed as the incident was in the vicinity of the permanent way, but the crew were still a safe distance from the track, the crew used beaters to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32162Megan VigoAt 12:14 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a vehicle on fire. One appliance from Penzance was immediately mobilised to the incident. Crews used two breathing apparatus stage one, one hose reel jet and small tools to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. ]]>Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked Inside Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32161Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Penzance used small tools to release a child that had been accidentally locked inside a vehicle. Between 01 April 2016 to 05 May 2017, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service have attended 27 calls to assist parents / carers with children locked in vehicles. The AA says it rescues on average seven children locked in cars every day in the UK. If you are concerned about the welfare of another person’s life, never hesitate to call 999. One of our critical control centre operators will talk you through the situation and offer advice and help over the phone or if necessary they will send out an emergency service to assist you. Advice to remember if this ever happens to you: - Keep calm and don’t panic - Think clearly and act quickly - Call 999 immediately for the emergency services if you have any concerns about a person’s health Top tips to prevent the risk of this happening to you: - Keep your keys with you at all times. - Never give a child the keys to play with in the car. - Don't close all the doors unless you’re sure you have the keys. - Leave a window open so that if central locking is activated you can still get in. - Keep spare keys at home. For more information, visit our website: ]]>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32159Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Hayle, the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer attended the scene of a reported two vehicle road traffic collision with reported persons trapped. Crash rescue equipment was used to assist the casualties from the vehicles who were then left in the care of South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and the Air Ambulance. ]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=32160Emma MatthewsAppliances from Perranporth and Truro attended the scene of a reported gorse fire at Cligga Head, Perranporth this afternoon. An area of gorse measuring 15 metres by 15 metres was extinguished using beaters. The cause is unknown.]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31161Ben HoodThe Critical Control Centre received a call from ambulance about a two vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival crews assisted police and ambulance to make scene safe. There are no further details at this time. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31160Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Padstow attended a reported vehicle fire in the St Eval area. One hosereel and two breathing apparatus were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental. ]]>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31158Megan VigoAt 08:34 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a cow that had fallen down a ravine. Two appliances from St Dennis, the Rope Rescue vehicle from Bodmin and an officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival, firefighters discovered one large cow that was stuck down a ravine. An assessment of the scene was carried out and small tools were used to gain access. Once a vet had arrived on scene the cow was sedated and successfully removed using lines. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTJoint Emergency Responsehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31157Ian OliverOn the request from the ambulance service to assist with a casualty who had fallen onto rocks, one appliance and a wholetime officer were mobilised, on arrival the crews liaised with on scene Police and Ambulance crews to attend a person who had fallen twenty feet onto rocks, the coastguard service were also in attendance and crews assisted ambulance crews with the casualty. A search and rescue helicopter was in attendance and rescued one further casualty trapped on the top of further rocks, the main casualty was then transferred to the helicopter who then proceeded with the casualty to Derriford Hospital.]]>Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31156Megan VigoAt 00:05 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple emergency calls regarding a residential fire. Two appliances from Truro were immediately mobilised. Once in attendance Truro requested make pumps 4. Two additional appliances were mobilised, along side the command vehicle from St Just and the OSV from Falmouth. The fire had spread to the roof, crews are using 2 main jets, 4 breathing apparatus and are searching the building. At 00:44 make pumps 6 was requested. Along with, the attendance of the Aerial Ladder Platform. The fire had began to spread through the roof. Firefighters are using 6 breathing apparatus and making good progress. Crews on scene are liaising with Police and Ambulance, who are also in attendance. 01:46 - Firefighters are using five main jets, two hose reel jets, the aerial ladder platform and breathing apparatus stage two. The fire had spread across roof space and was stopped by crews using building construction. 03:07 - Stop message received for the incident. All persons are accounted for, now scaling back the operations to two pumps and two main jets and crews are damping down. A joint fire investigation will be taking place tomorrow morning. ]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Fire Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31155Sarah LynhamOn receipt of an emergency call the appliance from Looe Community Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival the crew found the property to be smoke logged, they removed the occupant and used a positive pressure ventilation system to remove the smoke. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31154Ben HoodCritical Control received a call from Police requesting assistance at a Road Traffic Collision persons trapped. The Firefighters from Callington, Liskeard and Bodmin arrived on scene to a two vehicle collision with one male severely trapped. Crews used cutting equipment to release male from vehicle and left in care of ambulance. No further details are available from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. If any further details required, please contact Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31153Megan VigoAt 22:48 one fire appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised to a recycling bin on fire in Redruth. On arrival firefighters discovered two recycling bins, containing cardboard involved in fire. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. This incident is arson suspected and spread. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31152Megan VigoAt 21:30 this evening the Critical Control Centre received numerous calls regarding a fire in the open. One appliance from Looe Fire station was mobilised. On arrival crews found an out of control bonfire and requested the attendance of another appliance. Liskeard and a whole time officer were immediately mobilised. Firefighters made good progress using a Light Portable Pump and main jet. Crews remain on scene damping down and making up. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service before you start by dialing 0203 162 2240 and tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. With controlled burns, it is illegal to leave a fire unattended or to have too few people to control it. Always ensure a fire is completely out before you leave it and check next day to ensure it has not reignited. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Locked Out/inhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31151Ben HoodOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended a person locked out of property while the gas grill cooker was left on at Trebarwith Crescent. Entry was gained through a window, gas supply was isolated and crews ventilated the flat. There are no further details to pass.]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31150Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a property in Glenthorne Road, Threemilestone. Two pumps from Truro and one from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station’s along with a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small microwave fire within the kitchen area of the property. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera. One person was rescued from the property by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, handover form was completed and the incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31149Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a road traffic collision on the A390, Hewas Water. Two pumps from St Austell, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station along as a whole time officer were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a one vehicle road traffic collision. One casualty was in the care of the Ambulance service while crews made the vehicle safe. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Devon & Cornwall Police. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31148Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended this incident. Crews using two breathing apparatus and one hosereel rescued one elderly female from the property and extinguished a cooker fire. The elderly female suffered slight smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution. The cause of the fire was accidental and confined.]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31146Megan VigoA fire crew from Wadebridge Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision for scene safety. Fire Crews assisted police and ambulance to make the scene safe using one hose reel]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Hotelhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31145Janice JamesTwo fire crews from Bude Community Fire Station and a Fire Officer attended a fire at a hotel in Bude. The fire was out on arrival. A full inspection was carried out and ensured safe by using a thermal imaging camera and hose reel. ]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31144Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash Fire Station attended this incident. One vehicle was well alight and crews used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was in a dangerous position blocking the highway so Police were requested. The fire is believed to be arson suspected.]]>Sat, 9 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTWheelie Bin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31143John RickardOne appliance from St Ives was mobilized to a wheelie bin on fire in Penbeagle Park. On arrival crews found the contents of a wheelie bin on fire and the cause seemed to be a discarded BBQ. The crew used one hose reel to ensure the fire was extinguished.]]>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31142Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a road traffic collision on the A395, St Clether. One pump from Launceston, one pump Delabole and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station along with a whole time officer was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle road traffic collision that had been dealt with by the Ambulance Service. Police and Air Ambulance were in attendance, crews made the vehicle safe and assisted in helping the Ambulance Service. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance service. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below: ]]>Fri, 8 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31141Adam OliverAt 02:49 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a number of calls reporting that there were two cars on fire within the Brewery Drive and Tregorrick View areas of St Austell. Two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to the area. On arrival in Tregorrick View two vehicles were discovered to be well alight. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish this fire. On arrival in Brewery Drive the second appliance discovered a single car fire and firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Both incidents have been classed as arson suspected. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance at and both locations. ]]>Thu, 7 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31140Megan VigoAt 15:23 one appliance from Newquay attended a vehicle fire. Firefighters discovered one vehicle, well alight. Two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31139Megan VigoAt 14:08 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police, requesting our assistance at a road traffic collision. Fire appliances from Truro and St Austell, along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a multiple road traffic collision with one casualty trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to remove the casualty who was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. Crews then proceeded to make the vehicles and scene safe.]]>Wed, 6 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31137Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police at 05:59 this morning, requesting our attendance to a vehicle submerged in a river. Firefighters from Falmouth and Tolvaddon were first to arrive on scene, confirming a one vehicle road traffic collision. A vehicle was found on it's side in shallow water, no occupants were in the vehicle. Crews remain on scene using a thermal imaging camera to search the surrounding area and are removing the vehicle from the river. ]]>Mon, 4 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31136Ben HoodCrews from Saltash, Liskeard and Bodmin attended a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a van. On arrival crews used crash rescue equipment. One casualty was extracted from a vehicle and was handed over to the care of ambulance. There are no further details to pass at this time.]]>Sun, 3 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31135Ben HoodCrews from Tolvaddon, St Keverne and Helston attended a road traffic collision near the area of Zoar. On arrival crews worked with paramedics and assisted ambulance take casualty to the air helicopter. No further details at this time.]]>Sun, 3 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31134Megan VigoAt 20:58 this evening the Critical Control Centre mobilised two appliances, one from Looe and another from Liskeard to a residential fire. On arrival crews gained entry to a two storey mid terrace property. Firefighters located a small fire in the kitchen. The fire was extinguished and crews remained on scene ventilating the property. ]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTCampervan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31131Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Bodmin attended the scene of a reported campervan on fire at Boundary Road in Bodmin. A small fire in the engine compartment was out on arrival, crews used one hosereel to cool the engine bay. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31132Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Truro attended a reported road traffic collision, which resulted in a overturned generator. The crews made the scene safe and righted the generator using their front mounted winch.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTHay Bale Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31133Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Looe, Bodmin and Liskeard attended a reported fire in Herodsfoot this afternoon. A garden bonfire had spread to approximately 20 hay bales. Crews used hay forks and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 2 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31130Megan VigoAt 12:56 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from Ambulance, regarding a two vehicle road traffic collision. Two appliances from Tolvaddon, one from Hayle and a whole time officer attended the incident. Crews assisted paramedics with the removal of one casualty and remained on scene until the arrival of Devon and Cornwall Police]]>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31129Megan VigoAt 11:34 fire appliances from Padstow and Wadebridge were mobilised to a road traffic collision, to provide scene safety. On arrival crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision, with no persons trapped. One car was in a precarious position, firefighters moved the vehicle to a safe area and awaited the arrival of Police and Ambulance.]]>Fri, 1 Jun 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31128Janice JamesFire crews from Penzance and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations attended a road traffic collision involving a car and a lorry where one casualty was rescued using crash rescue equipment. Fire crews assisted Police making the scene safe. Any further information required contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31127Adam OliverOne appliance from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 28 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31125Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police of road traffic collision on the A38 near Dobwalls. One pump from Liskeard, one pump and the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving one heavy goods vehicle and one car with one person trapped and one person injured. Crews are assisting the Ambulance service, making vehicles safe and protecting the scene. No further updates at this time. ]]>Sun, 27 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31124Janice JamesFire crews from Looe, Liskeard, Bodmin and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and two Officers attended a male who had fallen down an embankment. Fire crews assisted police and ambulance locate the casualty, who had fallen approximately 50 meters down into a wooded area, with the aid of a thermal imaging camera. The male was transported to a waiting ambulance by local life boat crews.]]>Sat, 26 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31123Megan VigoAt 11:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential property on fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon were immediately mobilised. A further appliance from Truro and a whole time officer also attended the incident. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing, with a confirmed fire on the ground floor of a domestic property. Firefighters then used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one covering jet and a thermal imaging camera. After investigating the cause of the fire crews have confirmed that it was accidental and spread. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTWheelie Bin On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31122Maggie MooreOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station attended this incident. One wheelie bin was well alight and crews used one hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Thu, 24 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=31121Sarah LynhamTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a whole time officer responded to a report of a car trapped against railings with persons trapped in the vehicle. The vehicle was winched to safety and occupants released. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30122Sarah LynhamOne crew from Penzance Community Fire Station responded to calls reporting a shelter on fire. On arrival the crews found a pile of rubbish and bench to be on fire. A hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of this incident. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30121Sarah LynhamTwo appliances and a whole time officer are in attendance to reports of a large fire in a field. On arrival the crews found three large unattended bonfires. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Wed, 23 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30120Adam OliverAppliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a caravan fire was discovered. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and the police are in attendance at the incident. ]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30119Maggie MooreOn receipt of this call Critical Control mobilised appliances from Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Wadebridge. The caller stated that her flat was on fire and her boyfriend and cats were still in the property. The CCC operators made the call persons reported and then requested Ambulance and informed the Police. On arrival crews found all occupants to be out of the flat, there was smoke issuing from the first floor of a 3 storey block of flats. The fire was located in the kitchen and extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and one covering jet. There was one male casualty who suffered with burns to his foot and was treated by the ambulance personnel on scene. The cause of the fire was accidental.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30118Maggie MooreOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended reports of smoke seen coming from the garden of a property near to Pentire Point. On investigation crews found 10 sq m gorse on fire in the garden of a derelict property, they used one hosereel to extinguish the flames. They also used beaters to prevent the fire spreading to the headland. The cause of the fire is unkown.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30117Maggie MooreOne fire appliance and the specialist Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident. It involved two vehicles on their roof but there were no persons trapped inside. The crews assisted Ambulance crews and then made the vehicles and area safe.]]>Tue, 22 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30116Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon attended the scene of a reported gorse fire. The fire was out on their arrival. The cause is arson suspected and details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTHoax Callshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30113Nichola ThompsonThroughout the day the Critical Control Centre has received seventeen hoax calls. Fire Service control operators realised that they were hoax calls and no appliances were mobilised. A hoax call to any Emergency Service could cost lives; tying up valuable emergency resources and preventing them from attending a real incident. If there had been a genuine emergency, resources would have to be called in from another station further away. Putting lives at risk. Making hoax calls is illegal. People can, and have been, heavily prosecuted for making hoax calls with a fine of up to £5,000 or six months in prison. ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30115Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Wadebridge attended the scene of a reported gorse fire. Beaters and a hosereel jet were used to extinguish approx 50 square metres of deep gorse. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30114Nichola ThompsonTwo appliances from Looe attended a reported chimney fire. Chimney rods were used to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTHotel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30112Fire ControlAt 03:04 this morning (20/05/2018) a 999 call was received in the Critical Control Centre (Fire Control) with reports of a fire in the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay. Hotel staff raised the alarm and had started to evacuate. Two major pumping appliances and the Ariel Ladder Platform were mobilised on the initial call. The first appliance to leave Newquay Community Fire Station made pumps 4 as flames could be seen coming from the hotel. Additional Fire appliances and resources were mobilised from Perranporth, St Columb, St Dennis and an additional Ariel Ladder from Truro along with the command support vehicle from St Just, the operational support vehicle from St Austell Community Fire Stations and two supervisory Officers. Firefighters used six Breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, main jets and the Ariel ladder platform to extinguish the fire by 05:14 All persons have been accounted for and Fire crews working jointly with Police with help of hotel staff are relocating guests to a nearby hotel. A full fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. Ambulance also attended the incident to provide support and medical assistance. All further press updates and statements will be published on the Newsdesk. ]]>Sat, 19 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30111Megan VigoAt 08:58 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a call from a member of the public, regarding a boat on fire. Both appliances from St Mary's were mobilised immediately. Crews discovered that the fire located within the engine room of the cargo boat had been extinguished, prior to arrival. Firefighters remain on scene unloading cargo and monitoring temperatures, using a thermal imaging camera. Did you know that fires on boats have killed 30 boaters in the last 20 years? Most fires are preventable and the following link provides tips and advice on how to protect your boat and crew from fire and what to do should a fire break out.]]>Fri, 18 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild In Treehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30108Sarah LynhamAn appliance from St Austell responded to an emergency call stating that a child was stuck in a tree. The crew quickly rescued the child and no further action was required. ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30110Sarah LynhamOn receipt of a call reporting a property with a chimney fire the Critical Control Centre mobilised one appliance from Saltash Community Fire Station. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30109Sarah LynhamA call was received by the Critical Control Centre stating that there was gorse on fire. An appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised to investigate. On arrival the crew found approximately 50 square metres of gorse on fire. Beaters were used to extinguish the fire. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Thu, 17 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30107Sarah LynhamTwo appliances and a whole time officer are in attendance to a controlled burn that is out of control. Crews are using beaters and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. If you are planning a large bonfire in Cornwall, inform the Fire and Rescue Service before you start by calling our Critical Control Centre on 0203 162 2240. Tell the Critical Control Operator: • Your location. • Time you intend to start burning. • Confirm when you have finished burning. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=30106Megan VigoAt 11:13 this morning the Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances from Looe, Liskeard and Torpoint. Along with a whole time officer to a garage fire. On arrival the crews discovered one single storey detatched garage, well alight. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet, two thermal imaging cameras and a triple extension ladder to extinguish the fire. Breathing apparatus has been withdrawn and crews remain on scene, damping down hotspots. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. ]]>Wed, 16 May 2018 23:00:00 GMT