Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:25:09 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36471Adam OliverUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents of note occur. Please follow the link below for advice on how to stay safe this Christmas:]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTGrill Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36474Andy TaylorFirefighters from Saltash attended a grill pan alight. The fire was already out on their arrival and an inspection was made to ensure the scene was safe. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your kitchen, please follow the link below: ]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTVan In Collision With Trainhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36476Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Callington and one fire appliance from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service's Tavistock Fire Station attended a report of a van in collision with a train. There were no persons trapped and the scene was made safe. One casualty was left in care of ambulance personnel.]]>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulance With Casualtyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36472Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Perranporth and the line rescue unit from Tolvaddon were requested to assist ambulance with a casualty that was about 10 feet down a bank. Firefighters assisted with the casualty who was transported to hospital by air ambulance. There is no information available regarding the condition of the casualty.]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTElectricity Transformer Arcinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36473Andy TaylorFirefighters from Perranporth attended a report of an pole-mounted electrical transformer that was arcing. The crews stood by to ensure public safety, until the arrival of engineers from Western Power Distribution.]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36475Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Austell attended a report of a faulty boiler causing flooding inside a property. Firefighters isolated the water supply and made the scene safe.]]>Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTPropety Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36470Emma MatthewsAt 03:01 Critical Control received a 999 call, to say that a house was on fire in Ennors Road, Newquay. Appliances from Newquay and a flexi duty office were mobilised. Upon arrival Crews requested further resources, a further appliance from Perranporth was mobilised. Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a covering jet to extinguish the fire. Working smoke alarms save lives! In 2016/17, there were 256 accidental dwelling fires during which three people died, one person was seriously injured, 28 people were injured slightly and five people were rescued. In Cornwall, we are committed to reducing fire deaths by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm. To make sure this happens, we carry out free home safety checks and if necessary fit free smoke alarms. Request a free home fire safety check via the link below or call us on 0800 3581 999 for fire safety advice and further help.]]>Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Wheelie Binshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36468Andy TaylorAt 0520 hours Critical Control received a 999 call to say that there were wheelie bins on fire in the Promenade and Gwavas road areas of Penzance. A major fire appliance was mobilised and the fire crew used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fires. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. Nuisance wheelie bin fires are a problem in some neighbourhoods, typically causing damage of up to £1,650 including damage to buildings, cleaning up and the cost of replacement. To keep your wheelie bin safe, don’t: •put out your bin until it is due for collection •overfill the bin or leave loose waste around it •store in close proximity to a building •allow bins or waste to block escape routes •store waste by windows or doors If you have any information about a suspicious fire, call Crimestoppers or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.]]>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36469Emma MatthewsTwo fire appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a car fire that was close to a building. Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, used three hosereels to extinguish the fire. Slight fire damage was sustained to a garage. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. If you have any information about a suspicious fire, call Crimestoppers or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.]]>Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=35468Mark PhilpottAt 00:49 Critical Control received a call stating that there was smoke coming from the electric meter in the property. Appliances from Delabole and Wadebridge were mobilised. A CO2 was used to extinguish the fire and Western Power attended to check the electrical meter was safe.]]>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=35467Mark PhilpottAt 21:58 Critical Control received a 999 call stating that when the homeowners had returned to their property it was full of smoke. Appliances from Tolvaddon, Truro and a flexi duty office were mobilised. Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire that was contained to a log basket adjacent to the solid fuel appliance. ]]>Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34452Mark PhilpottAt 15:53 the Critical Control Centre received multiple 999 calls informing them of a vehicle on fire. A crew from Perranporth Community Fire Station attended. On arrival, the vehicle was well alight. Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used two hosereel jets to extinguish the blaze. No more information available at this time. ]]>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=35466John RickardOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival crews found smoke issuing and declared that 'Persons were Reported' and requested further resources, appliances from Penzance and Truro attended, as well as specialist appliances from St. Just and Falmouth. The fire involves a mid terrace property of two floors with the ground floor well alight, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are committed at this time with high pressure hosereel jets and main jets for firefighting ** Update @ 19:00 08/12/2018 ** Crews are still in attendance at this property - all persons have now been accounted for. Fire Fighters wearing breathing apparatus are still committed to the property to damp down and turnover, monitoring for hotspots. ** Update @ 21:40 08/12/2018 ** All appliances have now left the scene and this incident has been handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Sat, 8 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34466Adam OliverOne fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release a trapped occupant who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. These are all the details we have for this incident. ]]>Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTElectric Transformer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34464Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a report of a garage on fire. On arrival, the fire crews found that a pole-mounted electric transformer had been on fire and that hot oil had dripped onto the garage roof. The fire was already out and firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for further fire spread. The incident was left in care of engineers from Western Power Distribution.]]>Thu, 6 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34465Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Columb and one fire appliance from Newquay attended a report of a cooker fire. The fire crews found that the fire was already out and an inspection was made to confirm. ]]>Thu, 6 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34463Adam OliverOne appliance from Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Thu, 6 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34460Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival the crews found smoke issuing and classified it as 'persons reported', further appliances from Hayle and Perranporth attended as well as specialist resources from St. Just and Falmouth and the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (RCER). The fire involved a commercial property with sleeping accommodation above. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high power hosereel jets and main jets to extinguish the fire. Update 0600 hours: The fire has been extinguished and all persons are accounted for. Crews remain on scene at this time damping down hot spots and turning over.]]>Tue, 4 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34462Tom MorcomAt 23:22 on 03/12/18 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call informing them of a fire. Two appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station, supported by a wholetime officer, attended and on arrival discovered a wheelie bin in front of the property's doors well alight. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet to extinguish the blaze. Once extinguished, crews remained on scene for a while to monitor hot spots. The incident is believed to be Arson and has since been handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police. See provided link on details of how to protect yourself from Arson.]]>Tue, 4 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34459Tom MorcomAt 15:47 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a property fire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended, supported by a wholetime officer. On arrival, firefighters reported a fire on the ground floor and used breathing apparatus and a hole reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 3 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34458Jack WattsAt 13:41, the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a chimney fire. A crew from St.Dennis Community Fire Station attended shortly after and used a stirup pump, rods and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 3 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34457Adam OliverTwo appliances from St Ives Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a domestic workshop fire was discovered. Firefighters used breathing apparatus sets, one main jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTTyre Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34456Ian OliverOne appliance from Penzance attended and extinguished ten tyres, by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and a hosereel.]]>Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34455Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from St. Austell and St. Dennis as well as the aerial ladder platform from Truro were mobilised. On arrival there was found to have been a kitchen fire which was fortunately out on arrival, crews gave first aid at the scene to a casualty suffering from burns, they also made the scene safe, crews remained on scene until the arrival of the ambulance service.]]>Sat, 1 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34454Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTHound Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34453Adam OliverA crew from Truro and specialist line rescue crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station are currently in attendance in the St Allen area carrying out a rescue of several foxhounds which got lost whilst out with the Hunt on Saturday. The hounds were found at the bottom of a mine shaft near St Allen and crews are in the process of bringing each dog up to the surface. Update at 1430 HRS - The operation to rescue the dogs is now complete and all fire service resources have left the scene. ]]>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTVan Stuck In Flooded Roadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34451Tom MorcomAt 12:53 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a vehicle that was stuck in a flooded road. Crews from Wadebridge and St Austell Community Fire Stations attended and used a winch to recover the vehicle. The incident has been left in the hands of Highways. No further information at this time. ]]>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34450Tom MorcomAt 06:38 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a fire in a house in Redruth. Crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station, as well as two wholetime officers, attended. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. A fire investigation has been completed and the incident is now in the hands of the police. ]]>Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34449Megan VigoAt 18:05 this evening the Critical Control Centre mobilised two appliances from Bude and an Officer to a cooker on fire. On arrival crews discovered a small fire in a cooker. Firefighters remain on scene using two Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel and one Thermal Imaging Camera. The fire has been confirmed as accidental and confined. 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. ]]>Sun, 25 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Struck By Lightninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34447Emma MatthewsAt 11:35hrs a 999 call was received at the Critical Control Centre at Tolvaddon stating that a property had been struck by lightning and was on fire. Fire crews from St Keverne, Helston and Mullion were mobilised. On arrival, further assistance was requested and fire crews from Penzance, Falmouth, Tolvaddon and St Just are attending. Firefighters report that the roof of a three storey detached house is well alight and the fire is spreading to the main building. Firefighters, some wearing Breathing Apparatus, are using three jets to fight the blaze. Update 14:30hrs - Incident still ongoing. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus still committed. Ground monitors and main jets are in use at the incident. Western Power are in attendance. Update 15:20hrs - Breathing apparatus have now been withdrawn and the fire is believed to be extinguished. Crews are monitoring hotspots and damping down. A fire investigation is underway. ]]>Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34446John RickardThe Critical Control Centre are currently receiving multiple calls for a large gorse fire in St Keverne. Appliances from St Keverne, Helston and Mullion are in attendance. There is a fire front of approx. 1000 metres, being fanned by high wind. Firefighters are using beaters to extinguish the fire. Update @ 01:00 20/11/18 - this incident has now been scaled back to leave an appliance and a 4x4 from St Keverne. The crew were monitoring the fire and allowing it to burn to a natural fire break. At 01:37 all appliances had returned to their home stations ]]>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34445Megan VigoAt 20:11 this evening the Critical Control Centre mobilised one appliance from Mullion to reports of a gorse fire. Once in attendance firefighters requested a further two fire appliances. St Keverne and Helston were mobilised immediately. Firefighters are currently dealing with approx. 2 X 100m fronts of high gorse on fire. Beaters and two Hose Reels are in use, to extinguish the fire. Good progress is being made.]]>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34444Katherine TakelFirefighters from Tolvaddon used two hose reels, two breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed. ]]>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34443Jed StoneAt 2358 hours one fire appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station responded to a reported road traffic collision involving three vehicles. No persons trapped, The fire crew made the scene safe.]]>Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34442Megan VigoAt 14:59 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, stating that smoke could be seen coming from a premise on Gurneys Lane. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a Whole time Officer were mobilised to the incident. Once in attendance crews confirmed a fire within a two storey derelict building, approx. 30m by 30m and requested the attendance of a further appliance. Perranporth were immediately mobilised to the incident. Firefighters remain in attendance, using: two Jets, one Hose Reel, one Triple Extension Ladder and two Breathing Apparatus. Good progress is being made and Devon and Cornwall Police are also in attendance. ]]>Sat, 17 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34441Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Bude and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised. On arrival it was found that one casualty was out of the vehicle, crews made the scene safe, ambulance were in attendance. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police who were in attendance.]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34440Tom MorcomAt 14:36 Critical Control received a call notifying them of a car on fire. An appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station attended and on arrival used 2 Breathing Apparatus and 2 Hosereel Jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34439Tom MorcomAt 09:26 the Critical Control Centre received a call informing us of a kitchen fire in a house. Appliances from Falmouth and Truro Community Fire Stations, supported by a wholetime officer, attended and used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Fire - Make Pumps Fourhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34438Adam OliverPumping appliances from Bude, Launceston, and Delabole, along with the incident command unit from Launceston are in attendance at this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a detached single-story room. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ** Update at 21:30 Hours - The fire is now believed to be out and firefighters are externally firefighting. ** ** Update at 23:00 Hours - All Fire Service resources have now left the scene ** ]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34437Ian OliverAppliances from Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised as well as an Officer to this incident, on arrival crews found a single vehicle involved, no persons were trapped. Crews made the scene safe. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police, who attended.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34436Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon and an officer were mobilised to this incident, on arrival crews found the incident involved a car and a tractor trailer unit, no persons were trapped, crews made the scene safe. Ambulance and Police were also in attendance.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34435Tom MorcomSeveral calls were received for this incident, one appliance from Bodmin was mobilised. On arrival the crews found two vehicles well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fires. ]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34434Ian OliverAt 21:59, Critical Control Centre received information of a two car Road Traffic Collision on a road in Helston. Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon, Mullion and Helston Community Fire Stations attended. On arrival, one car was on its side and no persons were trapped. After making the area safe, the incident was left in the hands of South West Ambulance Service.]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34433Tom MorcomAt 13:46 the Critical Control Centre received a report of a Road Traffic Collision on the A30 Scorrier. Appliances from Tolvaddon and Truro Community Fire Stations, supported by a wholetime officer, attended and made the vehicle safe.The incident was left in the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance Service.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34432Tom MorcomAt 15:13 the Critical Control Centre received a call from the Ambulance Service regarding a road traffic collision. Appliances from Bude, Bodmin and Delabole Community Fire Stations attended, along with officers. On arrival, a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered, with two persons inside a vehicle. Crews made the vehicles safe and remain on scene assisting the Ambulance Service.]]>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34431Megan VigoAt 08:40 the Critical Control Centre received a call from the Ambulance Service, regarding a road traffic collision. One appliance from Hayle and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision. Firefighters remain on scene assisting the Ambulance service. ]]>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34430Laura HeskethAt 0340 this morning, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received several calls to a fire on Wild Flower Lane Newquay. Upon arrival Crews discovered one mini bus on fire. Two breathing apparatus and one hosereel Jet were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34429Mark PhilpottAt 1311 hrs Critical Control received a call stating a derelict garage measuring 6mx4m was well alight. Appliances from Liskeard & Looe as well as a whole time officer were mobilised. On arrival Crews confirmed the garage was well alight. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus and two jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTWeather Related Issueshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34428Tom MorcomCritical control received a call at 15:32 in relation to an incident in Penzance. A large plate of glass was blown into the street due to severe weather. An appliance from Penzance Community Fire Station is in attendance and are assisting the occupier of the premises.]]>Fri, 9 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34427Tom MorcomAt 07:55 Critical Control received reports of a road traffic collision on the A30 with believed persons trapped. Appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station and officers attended the scene. On arrival, it was found that no persons were trapped. Incident left in hands of Police.]]>Fri, 9 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34426Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Austell attended this incident, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel jets. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34425Janice JamesCritical Control received reports of a road traffic collision with persons trapped, fire crews from Liskeard and Bodmin Community Fire Stations and a Officer were mobilised to the scene. On their arrival it was found that there were no persons trapped. Firefighters assisted Police, Ambulance and Air Ambulance who were also on scene with casualty care and making the scene safe. ]]>Thu, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34424Tom MorcomCritical Control received a call at 06:43 to a property fire where they believe there was persons still inside. Appliances from Liskeard, Looe and Callington Community Fire Stations attended the scene. Using two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet as well as a thermal imaging camera, they extinguished the fire and rescued a person from the property. Fire investigation is now being undertaken.]]>Thu, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34423Ian OliverOn reports of this incident involving two vehicles and persons trapped, appliances from Tolvaddon, Hayle and Penzance as well as the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival it was confirmed that two vehicles were involved, but fortunately no persons were trapped, crews assisted with casualties and made the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Wed, 7 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34422Adam OliverOne appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the vehicle safe. Devon and Cornwall Police are also on scene. ]]>Wed, 7 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34421Adam OliverOne appliance from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered with one person trapped. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release the occupant. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Wed, 7 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34420Adam OliverLast night various Fire appliances were mobilised to fires seen in the open at different locations through out the county. Some of these fires were attended controlled burns, whilst others were unattended ,all of which had not been reported to Critical Control Centre. Please remember if you are holding a controlled burn to contact the Critical Control Centre on 0203 1622240. This will help to eliminate the mobilising of vital recourses which could be needed for emergencies elsewhere. ]]>Tue, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34419Katherine TakelAppliances from St Austell attended a call to a fire in a property at 22:00. On arrival the crews confirmed that there was a fire in the ground floor living room of a domestic home. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to enter the property, confirming all persons were accounted for at 22:39. After the fire was extinguished, Firefighters on scene believed the cause to be arson and a full fire investigation will take place today.]]>Tue, 6 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTBoiler Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34418Jenna GendallAppliances from Newquay attended a call to a boiler on fire. On crews arrival they confirmed that the fire was out. Firefighters isolated the gas to the boiler. ]]>Mon, 5 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34415Katherine TakelAppliances from Looe used chimney rods and stirrup pump to extinguish a chimney fire at a property at Widegates.]]>Sat, 3 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34416Katherine TakelAn appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a property which had flooding effecting the electrics. On arrival the crew isolated the water and investigated the cause of the flood, helping the owner to salvage some belongings. An electrician and plumber were called and the incident was handed over to them. ]]>Sat, 3 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34417Katherine TakelAn appliance from Callington attended a call to a car fire at 12:45. On arrival the crew confirmed the car was well alight and used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish.]]>Sat, 3 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34414Mark PhilpottAt 0127 this morning Critical Control received a call stating that the electrical fuse board was on fire with persons inside the property. Critical Control mobilised appliances from Falmouth & Tolvaddon as well as a flexi duty officer. On arrival all persons were accounted for and confirmed the fire was out. As a precaution crews used Breathing apparatus and a CO2 extinguisher. ]]>Sat, 3 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTLift Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34413Tom MorcomA crew from Saltash attended a call to a person stuck inside a lift at 09:48. On arrival the firefighters confirmed one male was inside and used small tools and lift keys to release him.]]>Fri, 2 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxidehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34412Ian OliverOne appliance from Bodmin attended this incident, on arrival firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property with a gas detector, which found carbon monoxide within. All appliances within the property were isolated. An ambulance attended and checked five casualties, who then went to hospital to be monitored as a precaution.]]>Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34411Megan VigoAt 08:02 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from the South West Ambulance service, regarding a Road Traffic Collision. Appliances from Liskeard, Saltash and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision. Firefighters used Crash Rescue Equipment to release two casualties. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. ]]>Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34410Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Falmouth and Truro were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fifty foot vessel heavily smokelogged, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus inspected the vessel to confirm that the fie was out on arrival, crews then proceeded to ventilate the vessel.]]>Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34409Adam OliverTwo appliances from Perranporth and one from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a large area of gorse was found to be well alight. Firefighters used two hose reel jets and two main jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34408Ian OliverOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised to this incident, on arrival there were found to be three cars involved, no persons were trapped, but casualties were involved, the ambulance service attended and treated the casualties, fire personnel proceeded to make the scene safe and assisted attending Police personnel.]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34407Emma MatthewsThe fire and rescue service received a call to a car fire on a unnamed road just off the B3284 near Shortlanesend. One appliance from Truro attended and found one vehicle well alight. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the car along with a small section of hedgerow.]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoof Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34405Richard LuffCrews were mobilised to a mobile home where a chimney fire had spread to the roof of the property. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and one from Falmouth attended along with a wholetime officer. Crews used 4 breathing apparatus 2 hosereels a triple extension ladder thermal imaging camera and small tools to cut away areas of the wooden roof to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTGorse Fireshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34404Richard LuffThe Fire Service dealt with several gorse fires on the Lizard Peninsula with St Keverne, Mullion and Helston attending at various times during he evening. Crews extinguished the fires using hosereels and beaters although the wind made conditions difficult at times. The crews have now returned to their respected stations.]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34403Richard LuffThis evening the Fire Service received a call to Trevose head near padstow to flames and smoke seen. One appliance from Padstow attended but due to the deep seated fire involved a further appliance, water carrier and landrover were mobilised from Wadebridge. Crews extinguished the fire by using a hosereel and beaters.]]>Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34402Adam OliverAppliances from Bodmin and St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving thirty bales of haylage was discovered. A further request for the water carrier from Wadebridge was made. Firefighters used two main jets to tackle the fire. Update at 18:30 HRS. Fire service resources will stay on scene overnight to monitor the situation. ]]>Sat, 27 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Parkhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34401Janice JamesFire Control received multiple calls to a large fire in the park area, off Browns Hill, Penryn. Fire crews from Falmouth Community Fire Station extinguished the fire quickly using two hose reel jets.]]>Thu, 25 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34400Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington attended this incident, car well alight, extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34399Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, which was made 'Persons Reported', appliances from Falmouth and Truro were alerted, on arrival there was found to be a fire on the outside of the building which had spread to the porch of the property, all persons were quickly accounted for, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a high pressure hosereel jet. Three casualties at the scene were examined by attending Ambulance personnel and declared okay. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34398Laura HeskethAt 07:09 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Appliances from Callington and Liskeard were mobilised to the incident along with a whole time officer. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing. Firefighters discovered the fire on the ground floor of the property and used two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34397Andy TaylorNumerous calls were received for this incident, on arrival the crews found a barn well alight and requested further resources, further appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon attended, also in attendance were the water carrier from Helston and support resources from St. Just and St. Austell. The fire involves a barn measuring twenty by thirty metres containing 150 bales and farm machinery. Update 1730 hours: A further appliance from Truro is now in attendance, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using main jets at the scene, ground monitors are in use attempting to extinguish the fire. Update 2030 hours: Fire crews are now leaving the incident scene. Update 0630 hours (22/10/2018): At this time there are two appliances and a water carrier on scene. Firefighters are monitoring the scene. Update 0900hrs (22/10/18): Relief crews are in attendance from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Helston Community Fire Stations with two pumps and a water carrier. The contents of the barn are being turned over by a telehandler and the fire extinguished using jets. Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire and a joint fire and police investigation is continuing. ]]>Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34396Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival crews found three vehicles involved, one person was released using crash rescue equipment, further casualties were treated at the scene by attending ambulance crews. The road was closed. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTA39 Winnards Perchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34395Adam OliverOne appliance from Padstow Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a road traffic collision involving a car and motorcycle was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34394Mark PhilpottAt 2225 Critical control received a 999 call stating that smoke and loud bangs could be heard coming from a bungalow in the Breage area. Appliances from Helston, Tolvaddon and flexi duty officer were mobilsed. On arrival the message was that the bungalow was well alight & make Pumps 4. Further resources from, Hayle, Falmouth, and St Just were mobilized along with 2 more flexi duty officers.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34393Emma MatthewsAt 04:10 this morning, the Critical Control Centre mobilised four appliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Delabole, Padstow and the Water Carrier from Liskeard, to a barn fire. Firefighters are currently using two breathing apparatus and four main jets. Crews are making good progress. ***Update 06:10*** Breathing Apparatus has now been withdrawn from the incident and the fire extinguished. Firefighters are damping down using two Hose Reel Jets and one Mains Jet. ]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34392Katherine TakelAt 18:32 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding an industrial unit on fire. Fire appliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Padstow, Delabole, St Columb, St Austell, Lostwithiel, Aerial Ladder Platforms from Newquay and Truro, Water Carriers from Liskeard and Helston, the High Volume Hose from Newquay, along with the Incident Command Unit from Launceston and the Welfare Unit from St. Dennis are currently in attendance. Firefighters have confirmed one large industrial unit approx. 60 meters by 30 meters, well alight. Crews are advising members of the public that live within the vicinity of Trenant Industrial Estate to keep all windows closed and stay clear of the area. ***Update*** Crews remain in attendance, making good progress. Businesses on Palmers Way and Trenant Vale are closed until further notice. There will be a further update available at 10:00am. Update: 11:59 Good progress is being made and the size of the incident is starting to be scaled back. There are currently two pumping appliances, an aerial ladder platform and the High Volume Pump in attendance. A fire investigation will take place soon. Update: 17:05 One appliance and an aerial ladder platform is remaining at the incident until further notice to monitor hotspots and damp down. ]]>Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34391Andy TaylorFire appliances from Helston, Hayle, Mullion and St Keverne and a command unit from St Just are in attendance at a fire in a barn. Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, are using a jet and two hosereels to extinguish the fire. Fire appliances are parked on the main road between Helston and Hayle, so drivers are urged to approach with caution. ]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTHotel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34390Emma MatthewsCritical control received a 999 call stating smoke from the roof of the hotel. One pumping appliance and the aerial ladder platform from Newquay supported by additional appliances from Perranporth & St Columb. The fire was in the chimney flue of the five storey building, measuring 70 metres by 70 metres. Chimney rods and a hose from the aerial ladder platform were used to extinguish the fire by 1835hrs. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire web page through the link below. ]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34389Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised as well as an officer, on arrivaql there were found to be three vehicles involved, fortunately there were no persons trapped, a number of casualties were treated at the scene by attending ambulance personnel, the air ambulance was also in attendance, Fire service personnel assisted with scene safety and remained giving assistance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmell of Burning In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34388Richard LuffThe Fire Service received a call to a smell of burning in a property on Island Crescent Newquay. Two appliances from Newquay and further appliance from St Columb were mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer. On arrival crews investigated and found a small fire involving a towel which had been extinguished prior to the arrival of the Service.]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTCollapsed Electricity Cablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34387Adam OliverOne appliance from Launceston responded to this incident. On arrival a high voltage cable was found lying across the main road. Firefighters are assisting Western Power to make the scene safe. ** Update at 1310 HRS it has been estimated that the A388 in the Lezant area will be closed for at least three hours **]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTCollapsed Electricity Cablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34386Adam OliverOne appliance from Wadebridge responded to this incident. On arrival a high voltage cable was found lying across the road. Firefighters are assisting Western Power to make the scene safe. ]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Agricultural Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34385Megan VigoTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and a whole-time Officer were mobilised at 05:43 this morning, to a agricultural building fire. Firefighters discovered one stable block, approximately four meters by four meters, well alight. Two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets were used to extinguish the fire. Crews remain on scene damping down and turning over. Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Tue, 9 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34384Megan VigoAt 20:31 this evening two appliances from St Ives were mobilised to reports of a shed on fire. Once in attendance crews confirmed one shed fire, well alight. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Car In Collision With Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34383Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Wadebridge and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a road traffic collision, where a car had collided with a house. A casualty has been released from the vehicle and a further casualty was left in care of ambulance. Firefighters assisted further by making the scene safe. A structural engineer has been requested to assess the house. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34381Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston, Penzance and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the road between Helston and Porthleven. Crash rescue equipment was used to cut free casualties from the vehicles who were then left in the care of Ambulance services. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTDouble Decker Bus On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34382Jenna GendallTwo fire appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro attended a call to a double decker Bus on fire between the Treluswell Roundabout and Perranarworthal on the A39. The bus was well alight on crews arrival, fire crews used three hose reels with four breathing apparatus to tackle the fire. Highways were requested to attend due to damage to the road surface and the Environment agency were informed of the incident. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34380Two appliances from Launceston Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. Crews used crash rescue equipment to release a door to assist paramedics with the removal of one casualty. The vehicle and scene were made safe.]]>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBonfire in Gardenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34379One appliance from Looe Fire Station has attended a bonfire that was out of control. The crew used two hosereel to extinguish the fire that has spread to approx. 20m by 8m. ]]>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Truckhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34377One appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident. One pick up truck was well alight and crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The crew treated one male driver of the vehicle for shock on scene. There was some damage to the tarmac and this was reported to Highways. Police were also informed. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Flat Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34378One appliance from St Austell Fire Station and one from Lostwithiel Fire Station were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found that an external rubbish fire had spread to the flat roof of a domestic property. The property was smoke logged and crew used four breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The occupants were out of the property but a dog was rescued by firefighters and is safe and well.]]>Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34376Adam OliverAppliances from St Austell and Mevagissey responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a utility room. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher and hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34375Adam OliverWe are currently in attendance at a barn fire. Firefighters from Saltash, Looe, Lostwithiel, and Callington are on scene with the the water carrier from Liskeard, Incident Command Unit from Launceston, Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell, Environmental Support Vehicle from Saltash and the Welfare vehicle from St Dennis. The barn size is 30 meter by 40 meter. Update at 11:11 HRS Good progress is being made. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels and a main jet to extinguish the fire. Update at 15:15 HRS The incident has now been downscaled. One appliance remains on scene and is monitoring the scene and damping down hot spots. ** Update at 16:00 HRS ** All Fire Service Resources have now left the scene. 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: ]]>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34374Emma MatthewsA total of 18 firefighters and a Fire Officer from St Keverne and Helston Community Fire Stations, in two fire appliances, a 4 x4 vehicle and water carrier attended a large gorse fire in the Goonhilly Downs area. Approximately two hectors of gorse was well alight. Fire crews asked for the assistance of the Water Carrier from Helston Community fire Station due to limited water supplies. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished using two hose reels and beaters. 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:]]>Tue, 2 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34373Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station was mobilised to a chimney fire at 20:36 this evening. Firefighters discovered one log burner, with a small fire above the register plate. Chimney rods and small tools were used to gain access and extinguish the fire. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34372Megan VigoAt 20:21 this evening, Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a single vehicle road traffic collision in St Mawes. Appliances from St Mawes, Truro and Tolvaddon attended the incident, along with an Officer. On arrival, crews used Crash Rescue Equipment to remove the doors from the vehicle and release the casualty. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTNumerous Fires Set In Townhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34371Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Austell has attended four separate fires in the open today involving grass, bushes and hedgerow. Firefighters used hose reels, small tools and beaters to extinguish the flames. The cause of these fires is arson and the Police have three people in custody.]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFair Ride Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34370Cornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a fair ground ride in School Lane, Summercourt. One pump from Newquay and one pump from St Dennis Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire on a fair ground ride trailer. The trailer, which was approximately 10 metres by 3 metres over 2 storeys, was out on arrival. Crews damped down the fire and requested the Ambulance for one person suffering smoke inhalation. Crews administered oxygen and assisted with first aid while waiting for the Ambulance. A handover form was completed and the incident was left safe. ]]>Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Transformer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34369Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude responded to this incident. On arrival a electrical transformer fire was discovered. Firefighters worked with Western Power engineers to make the scene safe. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectricity Pole Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34368Adam OliverAppliances from St Austell and Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a electricity pole was discovered. Firefighters worked with Western Power engineers to isolate and extinguish the fire. The incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34367Appliances from Bodmin and Wadebridge along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to a property fire this evening. The first appliance in attendance reported the fire, which started in the kitchen was out on arrival. The crews carried out an inspection before leaving the property in the care of the occupant.]]>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34366Megan VigoSouth West Ambulance contacted the Critical Control Centre at 20:12 this evening, requesting our attendance to a road traffic collision. Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Perranporth were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision. Firefighters removed the vehicle from the carriageway and made the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34365Megan VigoAt 19:35 Penzance were mobilised to reports of a Chimney Fire. Once in attendance firefighters used a Stirrup Pump and Rods to extinguish the fire. Cold weather can increase the dangers in your home through additional measures taken to keep warm. In the UK on average, 12,000 chimney fires occur every year. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34364Megan VigoAt 19:07 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Appliances from Truro, Tolvaddon and Perranporth were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing. Firefighters discovered the fire on the ground floor of the property and used two Breathing Apparatus and one Safety Jet to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34362Richard LuffThe Fire Service were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle that had hit a wall and a sign. One major appliance and landrover attended the scene with the vehicle smoking. Crews made the scene and vehicle safe, assisting the Ambulance Service with one male casualty who was conveyed to hospital by land ambulance. Police also attended the scene and were awaiting recovery to attend fro the vehicle.]]>Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Fire In Petrol Filling Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34360Emma MatthewsCritical Control received numerous calls to a vehicle on fire on a petrol station forecourt. Fire crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident along with a Fire Officer. On arrival fire crews found the vehicle to be well alight. A covering jet was used to protect the area and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose jet extinguished the fire.]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34359Emma MatthewsCritical Control received a call to a road traffic collision outside Cubert Village. Fire Crews from Newquay and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and a Fire Officer were sent to the location where they found one person trapped in a vehicle. Police, ambulance and air ambulance were in attendance also and one person was rescued by fire crews and left in the care of ambulance personnel. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34358Ian OliverOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station and one Hayle Fire Station attended this incident. One outbuilding in close proximity to main dwelling was well alight. Crews used four breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. Western Power were also in attendance to isolate power from nearby pole. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34357Two appliances from Falmouth Fire Station and one from Perranporth Fire Station were in attendance at this incident. On arrival crews reported smoke issuing from the property. The house measured 15m by 15m with fire located in the ground floor kitchen. In total crews used four breathing apparatus, two hosereels and two thermal image cameras. The cause of the fire is believed to be an unattended chip pan. ]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34356Emma MatthewsOne donkey has been successfully rescued from a sinkhole by firefighters from Helston and Tolvaddon Fire Stations. The crews used a harness and general purpose lines to lift the donkey from the two feet deep hole. The donkey was unharmed and left in the care of its owner. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's role in animal rescues from the link below:]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34355Janice JamesCritical Control received several calls to a vehicle on fire in the Penrice Parc area of St Austell. A crew from St Austell Community Fire Station made an attendance and on arrival confirmed two vehicles were on fire and spreading to a near by property. An additional fire appliance was requested from the crews on scene and a fire crew from Fowey Community Fire Station was sent. Two firefighters wear breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets extinguished the fire. ]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34354Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to a electricity cable arching to a property at this location. Fire crews from Launceston and Callington Community Fire Stations attended this incident. On arrival they found a cable to be lying on the ground and cordoned the area off from the public. Western Power did attend to survey the area and make safe.]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34353Janice JamesAt 08:52 this morning a call was received from Police, regarding a single vehicle RTC, persons trapped. One appliance from Liskeard and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a single vehicle RTC, no persons trapped. Firefighters isolated the vehicles battery and made the vehicle safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34352Ian OliverAppliances from St. Austell, Fowey and St. Dennis were mobilised to this incident, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the using a hosereel jet.]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34351Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from a school, appliances from St. Ives, Hayle and an Officer were mobilised. On arrival it was confirmed that there had been a fire involving the oven, which was fortunately extinguished. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the premises.]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34350Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon attended a car fire at 22:04. On arrival the crew confirmed the car was well alight and used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus to extinguish. The cause was accidental. ]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34349Laura HeskethThis afternoon crews from Padstow attended a fire in a hedge row. Hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34348Emma MatthewsFire crews from Falmouth, Helston and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and a Fire Officer attended a road traffic collision with one person trapped. The persons was rescue by fire crews and left in the care of ambulance crews.]]>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34347Emma MatthewsCritical Control received several emergency calls to a property fire in Lower Treluswell, Penryn. Two fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station and Fire Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival they found a 2 two storey dwelling to be well alight, where two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building. The fire was extinguished using a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera and positive ventilation fan was also used at the incident. A fire investigation will take place during daylight hours. ]]>Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMT