Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:27:41 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37577Katherine TakelAppliances from Polruan, Fowey and Lostwithiel attended a fire in a property at 06:30 this morning. On arrival the crews confirmed that there was a fire on the top floor that was spreading to the room below. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire, utilising a hydrant for a covering jet. A thermal imaging camera was used in the property to check for hot spots and a fire investigation was carried out. One appliance remains on scene cutting away and making safe before they leave. ]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37576Katherine TakelAppliances from Penzance and St Just attended a call to a kitchen fire at 06:51 this morning. On arrival the crew confirmed there to be a fire on the ground floor of a mid terrace domestic property. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the flames.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37575Laura HeskethAt 0102 the Critical Control Centre received calls stating that there was a large Gorse fire. Crews from Bodmin have been mobilised to this incident. Update 0240 further appliances from Lostwithiel, St Dennis, Wadbridge, a specialist vehicle from Launceston and Bodmin along with two Wholetime officers have been requested at this incident. Two large areas of gorse are on fire at this time. Firefighters are using Beaters to extinguish the fire. Update 0400 Good Progress has been made at this incident Crews remain on scene to monitor for re ignition of gorse. Any updates will be posted to the news desk.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37574Laura HeskethAt 23.51 The critical control centre received multiple calls to state that a large area of gorse was on fire. A crew from St Columb was mobilised, once in attendance further assistance was requested and an appliance from St Dennis was mobilised firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire. Any updates will be posted to the news desk.]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37573Katherine TakelAt 21.11 The critical Control Centre revived multiple calls to reports of a barn on fire in the Kergiliack area of Falmouth. appliances from Falmouth were mobilised. on a rival to this incident crews requested further assistance, the water carrier from Helston and an appliance from Truro were mobilised to this incident. Firefighters wearing Breathing apparatus are using Hose real jets to extinguish the fire. Update: 2300 further assistance has been requested at this incident a further appliance from Tolvaddon had been mobilised to this incident. update 2352- A further assistance message has been received two further appliances from Perranporth and St Austell were mobilised, along with support vehicles from Falmouth and Penzance. Crew are continuing to fight the fire, good progress is being made. Update 0400 Good progress has been made. Further appliances from St Ives, St Keverne, Hayle and Newquay are now in attendance as relief crews, specialist appliances from Helston Penzance and St Dennis are also still in attendance crews will continue to monitor the barn. Any further updates will be posted to the news desk. Update: 07:30 One appliance is using a hose reel jet on a piece of farm machinery still alight and a fire investigation will take place shortly . ]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37572Laura HeskethAt 20.46 the critical control centre received multiple calls to a chimney on fire in Trewoon. Crews from St Austell and St Dennis were mobilised to this incident. on arrival crews used a stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. Link- http://bit.ly/2bYexuJ ]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36500Katherine TakelThere have been no new incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of significance occur, the Newsdesk will be updated.]]>Tue, 1 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37571Katherine TakelAn appliance from Newquay was alerted by several members of public to a large fire beside the A30 at Mitchell today. On arrival the crew found it to be a controlled burn and advice was given to the responsible person to report any future controlled burns to The Critical Control Centre. All controlled burns phoned in will be added to our mobilising system preventing appliances being unnecessarily mobilised and therefore being unavailable for true emergency calls.]]>Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37570Janice JamesFire Crews From Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth Community Fire stations and an officer attend a call to a property fire. On arrival crews entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and confirmed the fire was out. The property was ventilated by the crews and the property was made safe.]]>Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37569Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small rubbish fire was discovered. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been notified. ]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37568Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Community Fire station and one appliance from Mullion Community Fire Station and two Wholetime Officers attended this incident. The property was a first floor flat with the fire located on the veranda. The crew used one hosereel, one thermal image camera, one hosereel, one 3 part ladder and one safety jet. There were no persons injured and the crew left the property in the hands of the keyholder.]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37566Maggie MooreOne appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station, two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station the Aerial Ladder Platform from Truro Community Fire Station and two Wholetime officers attended this incident. It involved a fire in a first floor flat and the roof space. The crew used four sets of breathing apparatus, two thermal image cameras, two hosereels, one safety jet and one covering jet. There is currently a Fire Investigation Team on route to confirm the source of the fire.]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37565Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station, 4x4 vehicle from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a Wholetime Officer attended this incident. The crew rescued a sheep uninjured that was 10m down at the bottom of a quarry, using strops and shacs equipment. ]]>Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37564Maggie MooreOne appliance from Helston Fire Station attended this incident. The incident involved a woodburner with an unlined flue and the fire was located at the top of the woodburner. The crew used small gear, hearth kit, thermal image camera, stirrup pump and rods to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGrill Pan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37563Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station and one appliance from Fowey Fire Station and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found that a grill pan had caught fire but was out on arrival. The crews used natural ventilation to clear the smeach from the property. There are no further details available for this incident.]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Fire Within Domestic Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37562Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Looe Community Fire Station and one fire appliance from Polruan Community Fire Station were mobilised to a report of smoke issuing from a garage. Firefighters from Looe, some wearing breathing apparatus, used a hosereel and carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to deal with a small electrical fire inside the six metre by three metre detached garage. Engineers from Western Power Distribution were requested to attend to ensure that the electricity supply is safe. ]]>Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTMalicious Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37561John RickardAt 0928hrs our Critical Control Centre received a 999 call stating a property was on fire in Ponsanooth. Two appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro were mobilisied immediately. On arrival the crew liaised with a resident of the property and confirmed there was no signs of fire and the call had not originated from the address. 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. Find out more about hoax calls on the link below. ]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Loft Spacehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37560Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Launceston attended a call to a farm house with a fire in its loft. Firefighters used one hose reel. small tools to tackle the electrical fire in the loft space. Crews cut away at insulation, and roof joists removing burning material to ensure that the fire was completely out.]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTIndustrial Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37559Mark PhilpottAt 0145 Critical Control received call of a industrial unit on fire. On arrival the crews were faced with a building well alight. Appliances from Falmouth & Helston attended and used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37558Jenna Gendall20 firefighters on five appliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Falmouth attended a call to a large are of heathland on fire on Goonhilly Downs. Firefighters tackled three seats of fire, beaters and hose reels were used to extinguish the fire which had covered approximately 130 hectares. ]]>Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37557Jenna GendallFour fire appliances from Mullion, St Keverne and Helston attended a call to a large gorse fire on Goonhilly Downs. The fire consisted of several seats of fire along a 50 metre front. Firefighters managed the fire and supervised its burnings to natural breaks in the vegetation. ]]>Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37556Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Bodmin attended a call to a car fire well alight in a lay by on the A30. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37555Ian OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon, water rescue teams from Falmouth, Penzance and St. Austell with officers mobilised. On arrival it was quickly ascertained that one person had been rescued from the river and was in the hands of attending ambulance crews. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37554Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on Tremethick Cross. Firefighters used small tools to make the scene safe. ]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37553Adam OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival firefighters discovered a single car which was well alight. Two breathing apparatus sets and two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed of the incident. There are no further details available. ]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37552Maggie MooreTwo appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to this incident which was called into Critical Control by a passer-by. The crews tackled a fire in the kitchen on the ground floor of a two storey domestic property. The crew used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel and a safety jet to extinguish the fire. The crew rescued one hamster from the property and reunited it with the owner on their return to the property. The cause of the fire was accidental. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37551Maggie MooreOne major appliance with crash rescue equipment and the specialist rescue tender along with a Flexi Duty Officer all from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a single vehicle people carrier that had rolled onto its side with three people trapped inside. The crew stabilised the vehicle and set up a working platform using hydraulics and crash rescue equipment. Three casualties were extricated from the vehicle and left in the care of the ambulance staff. The crew continued to make the scene and vehicle safe.]]>Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37550Ian OliverBoth appliances from St. Austell were mobilised to this incident, on arrival the crews found a shed measuring eight by eight metres on fire, due to the remote area the shed was allowed to burn out under supervision, the owners were in attendance. Arson was suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Heaterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37549Katherine TakelAppliances from Looe and Polruan attended a call to a fire in an electric fan heater at 23:54 this evening. On arrival the crews found the bathroom slightly smoke logged and used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to enter the room. A CO2 extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire which was confirmed as accidental and confined to the wall mounted heater.]]>Sat, 9 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37548Adam OliverOne appliance from St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters confirmed that no persons were trapped and assisted to make the vehicles safe. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37547Adam OliverOne appliance from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters confirmed that no persons were trapped and assisted to make the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37546Laura HeskethAt 03;06 the Critical Control centre received a call to an electricity box on fire. Two Crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a Wholetime officer. On arrival Two Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used c02 and dry powder extinguishers to put out the fire. Western Power also attended this incident, and worked along side fire crews to isolate the power supply.]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=37545Laura HeskethAt 02;47 the critical control centre revived a call to say that a house was on fire in the Poughill area, two crews from Bude and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised. On arrival crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 8 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36545Tom MorcomAt 10:00 the Critical Control Centre, based in Tolvaddon, received a 999 call informing them of smoke issuing from a commercial property in Hayle. Appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon were immediately mobilised, along with two wholetime officers for support. On arrival, crews requested assistance and so further appliances from St Ives, St Just and Falmouth, as well as another wholetime officer, were additionally mobilised. Crews used hosereel jets to tackle the fire. Breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera were also used. The fire has now been extinguished and our crews have left the scene. No further updates are available. ]]>Thu, 7 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36544Jenna GendallAppliances from Callington and Launceston attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision where one person was still in situ in a vehicle. The casualty was unable to exit the vehicle due to the close proximity of the second vehicle. Firefighters separated the vehicles by using a winch. The casualty remained in the vehicle until the arrival of Ambulance paramedics. This incident was left in the hands of Police. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Wed, 6 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Fuse Boxhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36543Katherine TakelAppliances from Looe and Liskeard attended a call to a fuse box fire at 10:45 today. On arrival the firefighters found there had been a small electrical fire which was out on arrival. The crew isolated the electrics until the arrival of the electric company and inspected the surrounding area for any signs of fire spread.]]>Wed, 6 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36542Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised to a chimney fire. The crew used stirrup pump and rods, roof ladder, hosereel to extinguish fire in a difficult chimney. Whilst in attendance the crew fitted smoke alarms in the property.]]>Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCritical Control are Recruitinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36541Emma MatthewsCornwall Critical Control are recruiting for flexible workers, fore more information and to apply for a position please follow the following link: ]]>Mon, 4 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36540Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Torpoint and Liskeard attended a call to a large shed on fire. The shed measured 5 x 4 metres, crews used four breathing apparatus with hose reels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Mon, 4 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36539Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Hayle and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended. On arrival it was confirmed that one vehicle was involved and one person trapped, crash rescue equipment was used to release the casualty who was taken into the care of attending ambulance personnel. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 2 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36538Megan VigoAt 02:24 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call stating that a derelict building was on fire. One appliance from Perranporth and an appliance from Tolvaddon, were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered one three storey derelict building, approx. 60 metres by 20 metres with a fire located in the ground floor fire escape. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 2 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Electric Transformerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36537Andy TaylorFirefighters from Tolvaddon along with engineers from Western Power Distribution are dealing with a fire involving a pole-mounted transformer. The pole has collapsed and engineers are isolating the supply before firefighters can extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In External Storehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36536Jenna GendallTwo appliances with 12 Firefighters attended a call to a storage shed on fire. The building measured 5 x 5 metres and initially two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a main jet was in use. At 23:17 A total of four breathing apparatus were in use along side two hose reel jets and one main jet being supplied from a hydrant. At 23:33 the fire in the store was confirmed out, breathing apparatus was withdrawn and crews were damping down and turning over. The cause of the fire at this time is unknown and a Fire Investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36535Laura HeskethAt 17:34 the Critical Control Centre received calls to a mobile home on fire with people possibly trapped inside, Crews from Bodmin and Wadebridge were mobilised. On arrival one mobile home was confirmed “well alight” crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. One casualty has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. Update 20:00 This incident has now been left in the hands of the police. ]]>Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTLarge Unattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36534Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from St Austell attended a call to a large unattended bonfire. Two breathing apparatus used one hosereel connected to a hydrant to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTTrain Derailmenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36532Andy TaylorFollowing a report that a train carrying passengers had derailed, fire crews from Falmouth, Truro, Tolvaddon and the incident command unit from St Just were mobilised. The first crew to arrive from Falmouth, quickly established that the train derailed at slow speed and was upright. None of the passengers were reported injured and all other fire appliances were returned. The fire crew confirmed that railway staff had put into place safety measures and that the fire service were no longer required. The crew had left the scene by 1300hrs.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36533Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Helston Community Fire Station was mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. The crew found that the loft space was full of smoke and requested a further two fire crews, so that they could investigate if the fire had spread from the chimney. Fire crews from Penzance and Hayle are also now in attendance. The two-storey building measures, 16 metres by 12 metres and the first floor and loft space are smoke logged. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using a thermal imaging camera to check for fire spread. Update 1630hrs: The firefighters have extinguished the fire in the chimney and loft space. The crews have used a thermal imaging camera to confirm that the fire has not spread any further. All crews have now left the scene.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTGas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36529Emma MatthewsFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a reported gas leak in a property in Redruth. Firefighters forced entry to a property to enable a gas engineer to investigate the cause of the gas leak. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and small tools and entered the property. Once the gas leak was identified and isolated, crews ventilated the property. What to do if you smell gas If you smell gas in your home follow this important information: • If you smell gas or think that you may have a gas leak somewhere, then you should call the national gas emergency service straightaway on 0800 111 999 or the fire and rescue service, dialling 999 in an emergency situation. • Do not turn lights on or off and avoid using other electrical switches and appliances. • Turn off the gas at the meter, unless the meter is located in a cellar or basement - in which case, do not enter. • If there is a smell of gas in the cellar or basement, you should evacuate the building. • Extinguish all naked flames - do not smoke or strike matches. • Open windows and doors to let air in, make sure all gas appliances are turned off and turn off the gas at the mains if possible - do not use until they are checked by the engineer. • Keep people away should the area be evacuated. • Immediate access will be required. If you smell gas or are worried about gas safety, call the national gas emergency service free on 0800 111 999 at any time, day or night every day of the year. Just pick up the phone, dial the number and you will be put through to a trained operator who will take all the details. All calls to the National Gas Emergency Service are recorded, and may be monitored.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Accidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36530Jenna GendallOne appliance from Launceston attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic accident. One of the vehicles involved was run on LPG fuel, firefighters inspected the scene and confirmed the vehicle was safe and not leaking.]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFour Vehicle Road Traffic Accidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36531Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Launceston attended a call to a four vehicle road traffic collision on the West bound A30 at Fivelanes. Firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe. Firefighters left the scene in care of Police. ]]>Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36528Megan VigoAt approximately 06:20 this morning, the Critical Control Centre mobilised appliances from Bodmin, Delabole and Wadebridge, to a residential fire. On arrival crews discovered a two storey detached property, with a fire in the kitchen area. Firefighters are using three Hosereel Jets and six Breathing Appartus. Crews remain on scene dealing with hotspots, turning over and damping down. ]]>Sun, 27 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36527Adam OliverOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release a occupant from one of the vehicles who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. These are all of the details available for this incident. ]]>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTFire In Abandoned Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36526Katherine TakelAppliances from Truro, Falmouth, Tolvaddon, Hayle and a support vehicle from Penzance attended a fire in an abandoned building at 23:15 after The Critical Control Center received numerous 999 calls. On arrival the crew reported a building measuring five by fifteen meters was well alight and used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the blaze. An appliance will be revisiting in the morning to re-inspect. ]]>Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36525Emma MatthewsFive firefighters from Fowey attended a call to a property with a chimney fire. Fire crews used a stirrup pump and rods to clear the fire in the flue. 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. ]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36523Emma MatthewsSix firefighters one one appliance from Launceston attended a call to a property with a chimney fire. The property was smoke logged on crews arrival and crews administered oxygen to one male suffering from smoke inhalation. Ambulance attended the incident to treat the casualty. Firefighters used a chimney kit to extinguish the fire which was accessed through an inspection plate in the chimney. There are no more details available on this incident. 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. ]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Fuel Spillhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36524Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Falmouth attended a call to a fuel spill on the road following a road traffic collision. The road traffic collision involved a motorbike, the rider of the bike was being treated on scene by first responders. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to wash spilt fuel from the highway. ]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36522Jenna GendallAppliances from Mullion, St Keverne and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. Crews used crash rescue equipment to cut one casualty free. Casualties were treated on scene and conveyed to hospital via both Air and Land Ambulance. ]]>Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36521John RickardAt 05:05hrs our Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a member of the public who had been woken up by smoke alarms sounding. Appliances from Liskeard, Callington and Looe were moblised immediately, along with a wholetime officer. On arrival crews located a fire in a storage area adjacent to the property and worked to extinguish the fire. A Firefighter entered the property, reassuring the resident and assisted them out of the property. One person was left in the care of South West Ambulance Service and the incident has been handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36520Tom MorcomAt 19:04 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a car on fire in Lostwithiel. Crews from Lostwithiel and Bodmin, supported by a wholetime officer, attended. On arrival, the car was confirmed to be on its side and on fire. Breathing apparatus and hosereel jets were used. Police and Ambulance also attended. We have now left the scene, while Police remain on scene to continue their investigations. No further updates are available. ]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36519Tom MorcomAt 17:29 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a kitchen fire at an address in Bodmin. Two crews from Bodmin, supported by a wholetime officer, attended. The fire was out on arrival. Crews then ventilated the property. The Ambulance Service attended to help the occupant who was suffering smoke inhalation. We have since left the scene. No further updates on the condition of the occupant is available. ]]>Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTPersons Locked Outhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36518Laura HeskethAt 05:46 the Critical Control Centre revived a call to state that Persons had locked themselves outside of their property with a child locked inside. Crews from Lostwithiel community Fire Station attended the incident and used small tools to gain entry. ]]>Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36515Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a chimney fire. On their arrival a Thermal Imaging camera was used to inspect the flue and confirm that the fire was out. ]]>Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36514Maggie MooreOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station and Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Station were mobilised to this incident. One vehicle was on its roof with one casualty inside and was assessed by Fire Service Tri-Service Officer. The crew made the vehicle and area safe the casualty was taken into the care of ambulance service.]]>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36513Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Penzance and Helston attended a call to a Gorse fire. The fire measured 100 x 50 metres and was well alight on crews arrival. The fire was travelling on one front and crews used beaters to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36512Tom MorcomAt 12:42 the Critical Control Centre was made aware of a person trapped underneath a vehicle in a car park in Falmouth. Two appliances from Falmouth and one from Tolvaddon were mobilised and were supported by a wholetime officer. Crews used Crash Rescue Equipment to free the individual. South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police also attended and our crews have since left the scene. No more updates available. ]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Carhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36511Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Hayle Fire Station attended this incident. One child was released from the vehicle by the crew using small tools. The child was then reunited safely with the parent on scene. 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: ]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTPerson Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36510Maggie MooreCritical Control mobilised one appliance from Falmouth Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Fire Station, plus a Flexi Duty Officer to this incident. There was a report of a male in his late 30s trapped between a car door and a wall. The crew used a winch to release the casualty and administered oxygen and first aid. The casualty was then left in the care of ambulance personnel.]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTControlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36509Mark PhilpottIf 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. If you are a business you will be asked to provide an Environment Agency Exemption Certificate number. This helps us avoid sending fire engines to false alarms when they could be responding to a real emergency. For more information regarding controlled burns and bonfires visit the link below. ]]>Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36508Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Newquay attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic accident between Newquay and Quintrell Downs. The vehicle was on its roof, no persons were trapped in the car. Crews assisted Police and provided lighting at the scene.]]>Sun, 6 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36507Jenna GendallFive firefighters on an appliance from St Austell attended a call to a car on fire. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival and they were confronted with a running fuel fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one dry powder extinguisher and foam to contain and extinguish the fire. Highways have been requested to attend this incident. ]]>Sun, 6 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTSkip Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36506Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a cardboard recycling skip on fire in a carpark. Crews used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Police were informed of this incident.]]>Sat, 5 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36505Emma MatthewsNumerous calls were received for this incident, initially appliances from Tolvaddon and Falmouth were mobilised, once on scene further resources were requested, a total of eight appliances are at the scene from Tolvaddon, Falmouth, Perranporth, Truro, Hayle and Helston, also specialist appliances from Penzance, Helston, Falmouth, St. Just and St. Dennis are in attendance. Approximately seventy personnel are in attendance. The fire involves a garage measuring approximately ten by twenty metres which was well alight, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are committed at the scene with main jets and hosereel jets. Update 0400 hours; Crews are still fighting the fire at this time. Update 0530 hours: Good progress has been made, the main fire has been extinguished, crews are still continuing to damp down at this time. Update 0600 hours: The incident is now scaling down with most resources returning to their home stations. Update 08:50 The incident has been scaled back to one appliance. A Fire Investigation is taking place to establish the cause of the fire. ]]>Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36504Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Bodmin, Wadebridge and Delabole as well as the rescue tender from Bodmin and an Officer attended this incident, on arrival the crews found two vehicles involved with persons trapped, crews used sets of crash rescue equipment to release the casualties under the guidance of paramedics, once released the casualties were transferred to an attending helicopter. All attending emergency services, ambulance, police and fire worked in conjunction to release the casualties and ensure scene safety. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Thu, 3 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36503Tom MorcomAt 12:55 the Critical Control Centre received a call informing them of a house fire in Torpoint. Crews from Saltash, Liskeard and Torpoint Community Fire Stations attended, supported by an appliance from Devon and a wholetime officer. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. The fire has now been extinguished. No further updates available. ]]>Wed, 2 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36502Tom MorcomAt 09:30 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a trailer fire at a commercial property in Pool. Two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station, supported by a wholetime officer, attended. On arrival, the fire was out. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to ensure there were no remaining hotspots. ]]>Wed, 2 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36501Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Bude and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a single vehicle involved with one person trapped. crews used crash rescue equipment and small tools to release the casualty into the care of attending ambulance crews. Further information may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Tue, 1 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTMud Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36499Laura HeskethAt 1902 the Critical Control Centre received a call to state that one dog and its owner had fallen into the harbour and was stuck in the mud. Crews from Penzance, Hayle, specialist water rescue teams from Falmouth and St Austell and two wholetime officers were mobilised to this incident. One dog and its owner were rescued from the harbour, using general purpose lines and water rescue equipment. For further details on how we respond to animal rescues, visit the link below where more information and advice can be found. ]]>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire In Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36498Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bodmin and one fire appliance from Lostwithiel attended a report of a fire in a house. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was already out and they inspected to ensure the scene was safe. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36497Adam OliverTwo appliances from St Just and one from Penzance responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a commercial garage. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36496Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Delabole, one fire appliance from Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a road traffic collision. Firefighters assisted by cutting the vehicle to create space to safely remove a casualty from a vehicle. Ambulance and police were also on scene. The road was closed for a time. If further details are required, please call Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36495Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision to assist with making the scene safe. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36494Megan VigoAt 11:46 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a fire alarm activation. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a Whole time Officer attended the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a fire within the laundry room. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera was used to extinguish the fire. Firefighters searched the loft space for hotspots and fire spread. The fire was confirmed as accidental and spread. ]]>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire Involving Food In Microwave Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36493Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a report of food on fire in a microwave oven. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was already out and the property was ventilated to clear the smoke. Ambulance attended to check the occupant for smoke inhalation.]]>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36492Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Liskeard and Callington also the water carrier from Liskeard were mobilised. on arrival there was found to be a fire in a detached bungalow measuring five by five metres, with smoke issuing from the kitchen area, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. Western Power attended to isolate the supply to the premises.]]>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36490Adam OliverOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release a occupant from one of the vehicles. ]]>Sun, 23 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36489Katherine TakelAn appliance was mobilised to a car fire at 19:04 this evening after The Critical Control Centre received several 999 calls. On arrival the crew found the car to be well alight and used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the blaze. ]]>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36488Adam OliverOne appliance from Perranporth responded to this incident. On arrival a green house fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36487Adam OliverOne appliance from St Columb responded to this incident. On arrival a three vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. No persons were trapped. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36486Janice JamesCritical Control received an emergency call to smoke issuing from a building. Two fire appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a Fire Officer attended the incident. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel quickly extinguished the fire.]]>Sat, 22 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTMulti Agency Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36485Laura HeskethAppliances from Truro and Tolvaddon Community Fire Station are currently in attendance at an incident in Little Castle Street Truro. Crews and Officers are currently liaising with Police and Ambulance regarding a unknown gas release. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are investigating the cause of this incident. Any Further updates will be posted on the new desk. Update- 23:20 Crews have now left scene, investigations were inconclusive as to the cause of this incident. No further updates will be given]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36484Katherine TakelAppliances from Falmouth and Truro are currently using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets on a car fire. On arrival the vehicle was well alight, Police are also on scene for traffic management.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36483Laura HeskethPolruan Community Fire Station responded to calls of a car fire on arrival crews found two cars well alight. Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus used two hosereal Jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36482Laura HeskethNewquay Community Fire Station responded to calls to a car fire. On arrival one car on fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36481Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Padstow and St. Columb were mobilised, on arrival the crews found that a fire involving underfloor heating was extinguished. Crews cut away the burnt out areas and proceeded to make the scene safe.]]>Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTFire. Out Upon Arrival.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36480Jed StoneAt 1732 hours this evening fire crews from Looe and Liskeard fire stations responded to a reported kitchen fire. The fire was out when the crews arrived. ]]>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36478Adam OliverOne appliance from Truro responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and the Police are also on scene.]]>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36479Adam OliverOne appliance from Perranporth responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and the Police are also on scene.]]>Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=36477Adam OliverOne appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision with no persons trapped was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. ]]>Sun, 16 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 GMT