Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:24:10 GMTExplosion In Domestic Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42654Jenna GendallAt 21:04 a 999 call was received reporting an explosion at a domestic property and a strong smell of gas in the area, it was also reported that there were possibly two casualties trapped in the building with three walking wounded. Appliances from Bude and Holsworthy were mobilised to the scene along with specialist shoring equipment to help stabilise the two storey semi detached house . On crews arrival they confirmed that there were no casualties trapped within the damaged structure and the incident was sectorised. At this time crews are awaiting the arrival of a structural surveyor to assess the stability of the property and for further guidance regarding this incident. Updates will be posted as and when information becomes available. ]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42642Jenna GendallUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents of note occur. ]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTTree Fallen Onto Car Trapping Occupanthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42653Jenna GendallOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to an incident where a tree had fallen on a tree trapping the occupant inside the vehicle. Firefighters released the female from the car who was not physically trapped in the vehicle. Once out of the car she was left in the care of Ambulance paramedics. Firefighters made the scene safe and removed the tree from the carriageway. ]]>Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTFire Commercial Premiseshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42652Adam OliverTwo pumping appliances from Bodmin, one from Wadebridge, and one from Liskeard responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a small commercial premises.Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTOven Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42651Tom MorcomAppliances were mobilised to an oven on fire in St Clare Street, Penzance following a 999 call at 12:42. Two appliances from Penzance, an appliance from St Just, a light 4x4 appliance from St Just and a wholetime officer were mobilised to the scene. Crews used a hosereel jet to fight the fire, which is now confirmed as extinguished. Our appliances are now beginning to leave the scene and return to their home stations. No further details available for this incident.]]>Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42650Mark PhilpottAt 1025 Critical Control received a request from RSPCA to assist in rescuing a cat that was stuck 30 feet up a tree in the Hayle Area. Appliances from Hayle & Tolvaddon attended and successfully rescued the cat.]]>Sat, 9 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42649Megan VigoAt 08:28 a call was received to reports of a garage on fire. Two appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro were mobilised to the incident. Along with a Whole Time Officer. On arrival firefighters discovered one vehicle on fire, inside a workshop. Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 6 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42648Megan VigoAt 09:16 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a member of the public, stating their kitchen was on fire. One appliance and an L4P from St Just, along with an appliance from Penzance were mobilised. Once in attendance crews discovered one mid terrace property, heavily smoke logged. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Crews remain on scene, cutting away and checking for hotspots. ]]>Wed, 6 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42647Jenna GendallOne appliance from Delabole attended a call to an abandoned caravan on fire on the side of the A39. The caravan was completely destroyed by fire. Details of the incident have been reported to the Police. ]]>Wed, 6 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTWorkshop Fire - Make Pumps 5https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42646Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston, Mullion and two flexi-duty officers were initially mobilised to a workshop fire in Porthleven. On arrival the crews discovered a single storey workshop and three garages to be alight. 14:41 - Make pumps x5 and water carrier x1 Additional crews from Tolvaddon, Penzance and Falmouth have been mobilised. The Incident Command Unit has also been requested from St Just Community Fire Station. Update 17:00 Crews continue firefighting on scene. A cordon of 50 metres remains in place around the fire with three houses evacuated. Crews are using 3 ground monitors, one jet and two hydrants. Crews will remain on scene checking the temperature of the cylinders on scene until safe. NOTE: ALL RESIDENTS LOCAL TO PORTHLEVEN ARE BEING ADVISED TO KEEP THEIR DOOR AND WINDOWS SHUT AT THIS TIME.]]>Sat, 2 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42645Mark PhilpottAt 1146 Critical Control Received multiple calls stating a residential property was on fire in the St Austell Area. Appliances from St Austell, Bodmin & Fowey were mobilised along with a flexi duty officer. On arrival the first message was smoke and flames issuing and requesting additional appliances. Additional resources and specialist appliances from Mevagissey, Truro, Wadebridge & Falmouth were assigned to the incident. Multiple Breathing Apparatus sets, Main Jets, Hose reel jets and 135 ladders were used to extinguish the fire. Western Power and Devon & Cornwall Police also attended. ]]>Fri, 1 Jan 2021 00:00:00 GMTFire In Takeaway Shop - Make Pumps 8https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42644Andy TaylorThe first call was received at 2202hrs and the first fire crew was in attendance within four minutes. On their arrival they requested assistance and fire crews from Tolvaddon x2, Hayle, Perranporth, Truro, Helston, St Ives and St Dennis along with an Aerial Ladder Platform from Newquay, a Command Unit from St Just and a Breathing Apparatus Support Unit from Falmouth are in attendance at a fire in a takeaway shop. The fire started on the ground floor and spread to the first floor. Smoke was also seen coming from the roof. Update 2300hrs: Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have knocked down the fire on the ground floor. A search for fire spread is underway. The road has been closed. Update 0030hrs: Good progress made. Fire crews are checking for unseen fire spread, internally using firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and externally using the aerial ladder platform. The Police have assisted with an aerial survey, using a drone. Update 0052hrs: The fire is under control. One fire crew will remain to check for hotspots and all other fire crews will be returning. Update 0150hrs: The road has been re-opened. Update 0300hrs: A thorough check has been carried out to confirm that all hotspots have been extinguished. The last fire crew has left the scene and a further inspection will be carried out later in the morning. ]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42643Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Truro and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a road traffic collision with people trapped. The fire crews used crash rescue equipment to release the casualties by 1800hrs. The casualties were left in care of the Ambulance service. The firefighters made the vehicles safe before leaving at 1820hrs. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42641Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised with an Officer, on arrival there was found to be two vehicles involved, one person was trapped and crews used the winch to get better access to allow the casualty to be removed from the vehicle. South West Ambulance Service Trust were in attendance and treated other casualties at the scene, and then transferred one casualty to hospital. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance and closed the road. Further details may be obtained from the Police.]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Rolledhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42640Jenna GendallOne appliance from St Columb attended a call to a car which had skidded on the road, hit a hedge and rolled several times blocking the A39 at St Columb. No persons were trapped in the vehicle but the driver was checked by Paramedics. Firefighters made the vehicle safe and recovery is being arranged for the car. ]]>Sun, 27 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42639Jenna GendallOnce crew and an Officer from Penzance attended a call to a property where a carbon monoxide alarm had sounded and the occupants were suffering from headaches. On crews arrival they confirmed a reading of 48 parts per million of CO in the premise. Firefighters extinguished a fire in the property as they believed the carbon monoxide build up was as a result of a defective chimney flue. The property occupants were assessed on scene by Ambulance crews before being allowed to return to their property. ]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42638Jack WattsAppliances from Perranporth and Truro fire stations support by a duty officer attended an electrics fire in the Zelah area. On arrival crews discovered a fault with a fuse board. Western power also attended to make the fuse board safe. This is all the details we currently have at this time.]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42637Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a car that was on fire after pulling into a layby. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hosereel to extinguish the fire. As soon as the driver became aware that their car was on fire, they took the correct action and got to a safe place and called 999 for the fire service.]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTWheelie Binhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42636Mark PhilpottOne appliance from Truro Community Fire Station attended a large wheelie bin on fire in the High Cross area of Truro. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected as the cause so Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. ]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42634Ian OliverCornwall Fire & Rescue are currently in attendance at a house fire, appliances from Launceston, Callington, Liskeard and an appliance from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue are in attendance. The fire involved the ground floor of a two storey domestic property, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire which was accidental. Crews are now returning to their home stations. No further details are available regarding this incident.]]>Tue, 22 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTVan In Precarious Positionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42633Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station responded to a request from the Coastguard to assist them with a van that had gone over the edge of a wall and onto the shore. Fortunately, the driver escaped without injury. The van was leaking fluids. Firefighters cordoned off the area and assisted other agencies, including the Coastguard, Harbourmaster and Environment Agency. As the tide came in, a boom was placed around the van by the Harbourmaster, to stop oil and fuel spreading. The incident was left for a salvage company barge to recover the vehicle. ]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42632John RickardShortly before 8:45am this morning our Critical Control Centre received a call from the Eden Project, St Austell asking for assistance to pump a large amount of flood water. An appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to liaise with staff on site, assess the incident and provide assistance if possible. After a quick assessment by the incident commander and liaison between Eden Project staff and the Environment Agency, the crew started pumping water away from the site. At 11:10am the crew ceased pumping and the Eden Project staff are arranging for a contractor to attend. We are aware that the Eden Project have taken the hard decision to close the site at the present time, as this incident is affecting one of the access roads. Closing the site has been done to ensure no members of the public are put at risk. Cornwall Fire and Rescue have left the scene and any further updates will come from the Eden Project.]]>Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42631Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, due to Cornwall Fire & Rescue resources deployed at other incidents, a request was made for an appliance from neighbouring Devon & Somerset. The call was to attend a caravan site where water had breached the flood defence, also mobilised were water rescue units from Bude. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance also Dartmoor and Cornwall Search & Rescue, multiple caravans were searched to check on the welfare of occupants, further resources were requested to attend, due to water units committed elsewhere, a water rescue unit from Devon attended, as well as the command unit from Launceston. Approximately fifty caravans were checked, a total of eighteen people were evacuated, Emergency Management was informed and they rehoused some people who were evacuated. Update 0400 hours: Water Rescue teams have been committed to ascertain number of residents that are still in their caravans and to undertake a welfare check, crews are remaining on site at this time. No further details are available at this time.]]>Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42630Ian OliverCornwall Fire & Rescue attended several incidents involving flooding in these areas, resources from Saltash, Callington, Liskeard and Launceston were all deployed to assist due to adverse weather conditions in the area.]]>Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42629Ian OliverMultiple resources were mobilised to Lostwithiel as there was a significant threat of water levels rising and a threat to the public. An appliance from Fowey and water rescue units from St. Austell and Falmouth attended along with an Officer. Also in attendance were Flood Wardens, Environment Agency, Cornwall Search & Rescue, Coastguards and Devon & Cornwall Police, a Multi Agency meeting was held and several properties were evacuated as a precaution, water levels were very close to overtopping the defences, crews monitored overnight until the level subsided, an attendance will be made later today to monitor the river levels. ]]>Sat, 19 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42628Mark PhilpottWe are currently in attendance at residential fire in Tintagel. Crews from Delabole, Wadebridge supported by two officers are in attendance. Crews are using breathing apparatus, and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Western Power have also been contacted.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Incidentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42627Adam OliverThis morning pumping appliances from Truro, St Mawes, Mevagissey, St Austell, Bodmin, and Wadebridge, along with water rescue teams from St Austell and Falmouth, responded to a number of flooding related incidents. During this time the service responded to a number of domestic flooding incidents in the St Mawes and Portscatho area. Firefighters assisted to remove flood water and to make the properties safe. Resources also responded to two water rescue incidents. The first in the St Mawes area involved a vehicle which was stuck in flood water. Firefighters assisted the occupant from the vehicle. The second incident involved two persons who were trapped by flood water near a river embankment aclose to Bodmin. Firefighter used water rescue equipment to rescue the persons. No further details are available for the incide. ]]>Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42625Adam OliverOne appliance from Looe Fire Station attended a report of chimney fire by the occupier of his property. The chimney was well alight stirrup pump and rods were used to extinguish the fire. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42624Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Launceston and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Fire Station attended a two vehicle road traffic collision. One vehicle was on its side and the crew used crash rescue equipment to release the trapped casualty. The scene was also attended by Police and Ambulance. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42623Ian OliverOn receipt of this call resources from Callington and Launceston were mobilised as well as an Officer. On arrival the crew found that the reported fire in an airing cupboard was extinguished, the crews proceeded to check the area with a thermal imaging camera to confirm. ]]>Sun, 13 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTElectric Heater Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42622Katherine TakelAppliances from St Ives, Hayle and Tolvaddon attended a property in Lelant this evening to reports of a fire inside. On arrival the crew deployed two firefighters in breathing apparatus and a hose reel to the locate and extinguish the fire. Firefighters located a fire in a bedroom which was caused by an electric heater spreading to the curtains. The Firefighters and extinguished the flames managing to contain the damage to the one room. The cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42621Katherine TakelAppliances from Helston and Tolvaddon attended a call to a fire in an industrial unit in Helston at 0900 today. On arrival the crew discovered a small electrical fire in the rear of a building measuring 20 by 20 meters. The firefighters used one hose reel, a safety jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. A fire investigation took place and the cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTTrain Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42620Mark PhilpottAt 1123hrs Critical Control received a 999 call from Network Rail stating there was a fire on a train travelling towards Par. Appliances from St Austell, Lostwithiel, Fowey supported by two officers are in attendance. On arrival at the RVP point crews established communication with the train driver who informed crews that the automatic fire suppression system had actuated and crews using breathing apparatus were deployed to confirm the fire was out. When safe and the fire confirmed out the train will be moved to Par Station and all passengers have been relocated to a safe part of the train. This is all the information we currently have. ]]>Wed, 9 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulance / Possible Gas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42619JoshAt 04:36 Critical Control were contacted by the Ambulance Service to assist paramedics gain entry to a residential property. One appliance from Helston Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews pitched a ladder and attempted to gain entry via an upstairs window. Prior to entering the property crews noticed a smell of gas possibly coming from within the property. Two firefighters donned breathing apparatus and entered the property to search for the casualty. Crews requested a gas monitor and a Compact Response Vehicle was mobilised from Helston Fire Station with the gas monitoring equipment. One casualty was located by firefighters and walked out of the property via the internal staircase to waiting paramedics. Crews have identified no gas in the property and are awaiting arrival of an emergency gas engineer.]]>Wed, 9 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42618JoshCritical Control received a 999 call at 03:35 reporting an electrical fire in a residential property. Three appliances were initially mobilised from Lostwithiel, Fowey and Bodmin as well as a Wholetime Station Manager. A fourth appliance was mobilised from Polruan shortly after due to the remote location of the incident. On arrival two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus immediately entered the property to prevent escalation and spread of the fire, otherwise known as 'rapid deployment'. Crews confirmed that the fire was in the rear of the property and that all persons were accounted for. As the fire involved the electricity supply assistance was requested from Western Power Distribution. At 04:26 crews confirmed that the fire had been extinguished and used positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans to clear smoke from the property. At 05:11 the incident was scaled back to three appliances. An on-call crew from Bodmin Fire Station remained on their station to provide emergency cover for Bodmin and Lostwithiel while the incident was dealt with.]]>Wed, 9 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMT6 Pump House Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42617JoshCritical Control were called by the Ambulance Service to a house fire in Torpoint. Three appliances were mobilised - one from Torpoint Fire Station, one from Greenbank Fire Station (Plymouth) and one from Crownhill Fire Station (Plymouth). On arrival crews found one house well alight and requested an additional three pumps, which were mobilised from Liskeard Fire Station, Looe Fire Station and Bere Alston Fire Station (Devon). South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance, along with Cornwall's Air Ambulance. An Incident Command Unit from Launceston Fire Station, Operational Support Unit from Falmouth, Welfare Unit from St Dennis Fire Station and three Wholetime Officers were also mobilised, including a Wholetime Officer from Devon. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. All persons are now accounted for. The fire was in a cul-de-sac of three terraced houses, and the neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution. Neighbours have since been allowed back into their properties. A Fire Investigation Officer, Photographer and Fire Investigation Dog are currently in attendance and are working with police investigators to identify the cause of the incident. UPDATE: Fire investigation officers are still at the scene of this mornings fire in Torpoint. A female occupant, who was outside of the property on our arrival, was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering with burns to her face, neck and hands. A further casualty was also taken to hospital suffering from shock. Their condition is not known and we have had no further update at this time. ]]>Sun, 6 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Into Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42616Jenna GendallOne crew from Wadebridge attended a call to a single vehicle which had collided with a house in Sladesbridge. One casualty was treated by Ambulance crews and Police officers closed the road. A structural engineer has been requested to attend and check the property structurally. Police are on scene and arranging recovery of the vehicle. ]]>Sun, 6 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Over Cliffhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42615Jenna GendallOnce crew from St Just were mobilised to help search for a car which was reported as having gone over a cliff. Firefighters located a vehicle in a precarious position in the Cape Cornwall carpark. The driver of the vehicle was out of the car and in a safe location on arrival of the Crews. Firefighters used lines to secure the vehicle and used the appliance winch to recover the car into the carpark. This incident was left in the hands of Police officers.]]>Sat, 5 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42614Jenna GendallTen crew on three appliances from St Austell and St Columb attended a call to a shed on fire. The shed measured 10 x 5 foot and contained fire wood. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the fire which was well alight on their arrival. Firefighters removed several hundred logs from the store checking for hot spots, turning over and damping down. ]]>Sat, 5 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTMake Pumps 12 & Alp 1https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42613Jenna GendallAt 17:09 on the 4th December a call was received to a call from a property on Wharf road in St Ives. Initially crews from St Ives, Penzance and Hayle were initially mobilised to the scene. Soon after arriving at the property a request for ‘Make Pumps 6’ was made and further appliances from Penzance and Perranporth were mobilised to the scene. The incident escalated and at 22:20 the request for ‘Make pumps 12 and Aerial Ladder Platforms 2’ was made. Appliances were mobilised to the scene from across the county along with various supporting appliances and Flexi duty officers. Specialist equipment included Aerial Ladder Platforms, Incident Command Units, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit, Welfare vehicle, High Volume Pump, Environmental Response Vehicle and the Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle. Update: at 22:20 a request for Make pumps 12 was made additional appliances were mobilised to the scene. At 23:00 six additional appliances were mobilised to the scene as relief pumps for the incident. As of 04:30 on 05/12/2020 the incident is being scaled back and firefighters have entered the building wearing breathing apparatus, cutting away and damping down. The incident is soon to begin scaling down, up until this time appliances from St Ives, Penzance, Hayle, Perranporth, Falmouth, St Just, Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Helston, St Dennis, Tolvaddon, Mevagissey, Wadebridge, Fowey, Bodmin and Padstow have attended this incident. Other stations usedincluded Mullion, St Keverne and Polruan who provided strategic strategic cover. An initial fire investigation is to be carried out later today (05/12/2020) to identify the cause of the fire. ]]>Fri, 4 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTMultiple Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42612Jenna GendallOne crew from Perranporth attended a call to a multiple vehicle road traffic collision on the Carland cross roundabout. One female was assisted from a vehicle by off duty Firefighters. Crews made 2 vehicles safe and reported that there had been heavy hail showers in the area. ]]>Thu, 3 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42611Adam OliverTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and one from Truro responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a portacabin was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected as the cause and the Police have been informed. ]]>Wed, 2 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42610Jenna GendallTwo fire appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision. Firefighters made the scene safe before leaving the incident with Police. ]]>Wed, 2 Dec 2020 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42608JoshAt 01:43 Critical Control received a non-emergency call from an occupant with concerns about a carbon monoxide alarm sounding. As the alarm also gave a digital reading that carbon monoxide was present, a decision was made to mobilise crews to investigate. Two appliances, one from Hayle and one from St Ives were mobilised along with a Station Manager from Truro. Crews wearing breathing apparatus carried out gas testing in the affected property and two adjacent properties. Four properties were temporarily evacuated as a precaution. After completing relevant gas testing the Incident Commander was satisfied that there was no risk from carbon monoxide and resources were released from the incident back to their home stations.]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42606Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance from Mevagissey was mobilised, on arrival the crews found that one vehicle had left the road and gone into a field, no persons were trapped, one casualty was treated on scene by firefighters until the arrival of an ambulance, crews proceeded to make the scene safe. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42604Mark PhilpottAt 1924 critical control received a 999 call stating a male had fallen into Hayle Estuary near Asda. Appliances from Tolvaddon, Hayle, Penzance, Falmouth and technical rescue officers were sent. One casualty was lifted out of the estuary using specialist lifting equipment and handed over to the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter. Devon & Cornwall Police & SWAST were also in attendance. ]]>Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42603Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and a further one from Truro are currently on scene at a fire in a derelict building in Camborne. On arrival the crew confirmed smoke was issuing from the building and are currently using breathing apparatus and hose reels to fight the fire. Update: 0830 . The fire is now limited to a small area within the building which the Firefighters are extinguishing. Crews will remain on scene for a further 30 minutes. The cause is believed to be arson and the Police have been informed. ]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42600Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, on arrival the crew found a vehicle well alight which had spread to surrounding gorse, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two high pressure hosereels.]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42601Ian OliverAppliances from Bodmin and Lostwithiel were mobilised to this incident which involved a single vehicle, on arrival the crew confirmed that one person was out of the vehicle, crews made the scene safe. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police, who attended.]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42591Adam OliverThere have been no further incidents of note to report on. The news desk will be updated throughout the day.]]>Sat, 7 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42599Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that alarms were sounding in a flat and there was someone inside, crews were mobilised to a 'Persons Reported' incident. Resources from St. Mawes and Truro were mobilised along with an Officer. On arrival at the scene firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the flat and rescued one person, the fire was in a kitchen appliance and was quickly extinguished, three other properties were checked for possible smoke logging. An ambulance attended and treated the casualty for the effects of smoke inhalation. Devon & Cornwall Police also attended.]]>Sun, 22 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42598JoshWe were called by the Ambulance Service at 16:58 to reports of a three vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped in a vehicle on its side. Police were already in attendance and ambulance crews were en route. Two appliances, one each from Truro and Newquay Fire Stations were mobilised, along with a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Wholetime Group Manager from St Austell. On arrival crews stabilised the vehicle with the person trapped inside, and used small tools to extricate them. The casualty was handed over to the care of the ambulance service.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Multiple Casualtieshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42597JoshAt 15:00 Critical Control received an emergency call from the Ambulance Service reporting a serious Road Traffic Collision involving two vehicles and a number of pedestrians. Three appliances, one each from St Just, Penzance and St Ives were mobilised, along with a 4x4 Unit from St Just, Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and two Wholetime Station Managers. On arrival the first crew gave an update to Critical Control on the number of casualties, and requested ambulances for four casualties. Both the Police and Ambulance Service sent a number of resources and arrived on scene shortly after. Fire crews released one casualty who was medically trapped inside their vehicle, and assisted paramedics who were treating a further three pedestrians who had suffered various injuries. All four casualties were transported by road to hospital. The scene was handed over to police at 16:09. For further information please contact Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarm Alerts Residentshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42596Jenna GendallOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a property whose carbon monoxide alarm had sounded waking the residents. On attending the property crews used a carbon monoxide detector in the property and confirmed a reading of 20 parts per million at the address. The properties residents were feeling unwell and were treated by Paramedics. Firefighters also checked neighbouring properties with the carbon monoxide detector and the readings in both came back as zero for the gas. Crews isolated the gas supply to the property and gave advice before leaving scene. ]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42595Jenna GendallAppliances from Wadebridge and a Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision involving cars. Two casualties were trapped in one vehicle. Crash rescue equipment was used to free the casualties who were left in the care of Paramedics. ]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42594Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Penzance and Helston attended a call to a property which was filling with smoke. On crews arrival they confirmed the fire was in the chimney behind the register plate. Firefighters used a triple extension ladder, roof ladder and roof safety equipment to tackle the fire from above. ]]>Sun, 15 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42593Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Looe and Liskeard were mobilised, on arrival crews found a wooden chalet measuring twenty five by ten metres well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a main jet and hosereel jet to extinguish the fire, water was supplied using a light portable pump from a nearby water source. Crews were delayed some time extinguishing hot spots. An ambulance was requested to deal with two persons suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. The cause was accidental.]]>Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42592Tom MorcomCrews from Looe and Liskeard are currently in attendance along with a wholetime officer at an ongoing incident in Fore Street, East Looe following an emergency call stating smoke issuing at 18:21. Crews confirmed smoke issuing from a first floor window and remain on scene at this time. No further updates.]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42590Ian OliverOne appliance from Torpoint was mobilised to this incident, on arrival one car was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 6 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTMobile Homehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42589Ian OliverOn receipt of this call appliances from Fowey and St. Austell were mobilised along with an Officer, on arrival a mobile home was found to be well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire, two propane cylinders were removed from the immediate vicinity and water cooled. Crews were delayed for some time turning over and damping down. The cause is unknown at this time. Further investigations will be undertaken.]]>Fri, 6 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTIndustrial/commercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42588Megan VigoAt 08:06 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple 999 calls, regarding a fire in a paint booth. Two appliances were mobilised from Launceston, as well as two Whole-Time Officers. On route to the incident Launceston's first attending appliance made pumps 4, due to smoke issuing. Two additional appliances were mobilised from Bodmin and Liskeard. Firefighters confirmed one large industrial building, well alight. Four Breathing Apparatus are in use, along with one Main Jet and two Hose Reel Jets.]]>Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTGas Pipe Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42585Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Saltash Community Fire Station was mobilised by the Critical Control Centre following a call reporting that the gas pipe to a property had been cut. On arrival the crew isolated the electrics and used a gas monitor to ensure the property was fully ventilated. ]]>Mon, 2 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42584Sarah LynhamAppliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to reports of a smoke alarm sounding and a smell of smoke in a neighbouring property. On arrival the crews used two breathing apparatus and 1 hose reel to extinguish a fire in the kitchen. ]]>Mon, 2 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTPersons Locked Inhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42583Sarah LynhamAn appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to an incident of persons trapped in a bathroom. The crew used small tools to release the door and free the occupants. ]]>Mon, 2 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42586Sarah LynhamAppliances from Launceston and Bodmin Community Fire Stations along with two wholetime officers were mobilised to an incident between a car and a lorry. On arrival the crews used Crash Rescue Equipment and small tools to release casualties, assisted the ambulance teams and made sure the scene was safe. ]]>Mon, 2 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTMotor Cyclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42582Mark PhilpottOne crew from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a motor cycle on fire. Crews used 1 hose reel and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. ]]>Sun, 1 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulance / Gain Entryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42581JoshAt 02:55 the Ambulance Service requested assistance in gaining entry to a property to treat a patient. One appliance from St Austell Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews used used small gear (tools) to gain access to the property.]]>Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42580JoshOne appliance from Falmouth Fire Station was mobilised to assist police at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle. On arrival crews confirmed that all persons were accounted for and assisted police with making the scene safe.]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42579Megan VigoAt 05:22 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple 999 calls for a vehicle on fire. One appliance and an L4P from Callington were mobilised. On arrival, crews discovered one vehicle, well alight. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using one Hose Reel Jet. This is being classified as arson suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police are also in attendance. ]]>Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire At Hospitalhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42578John RickardAt 09:32hrs Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, reported a automatic fire alarm had activated in the Tower Block of the hospital. An appliance from Truro Fire Station was immediately mobilised. On arrival the incident commander requested a further three appliances, due to smoke coming from a room in the building. Firefighters entered the building to investigate, located a fire and used CO2 extinguishers. Treliske Hospital is one of our largest and complex buildings in the County, the attendance of multiple appliances provides additional crew and equipment to prepare for, but also to prevent, escalation. Two Fire Officers also attended to provide incident command support. Staff from the hospital followed their procedures and performed an evacuation. It was confirmed that all persons were accounted for. At 09:56hrs, the incident commander sent a message to our Critical Control Centre saying the fire was believed to be out, firefighters were will investigating to ensure no further areas of fire. The firefighters also used small tools to aid ventilation of the affected area. ** Update @ 1030hrs ** Appliances are still on scene and firefighters are investigating further activations of fire alarms in the Tower Block. At this time they are all believed to be activated due to smoke from this incident. ** Update @ 1100hrs ** Appliances are now starting to leave the incident. All activations of fire alarms in surrounding areas have been confirmed to be activated by smoke from this incident. An initial Fire Investigation is being done. The cause has been classed as accidental and the fire was confined to a small area.]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42577JoshAt 22:04 Critical Control received a call from police reporting a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle on its side with at least one person trapped inside. Two appliances were mobilised from Penzance, a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Station Manager from Hayle. South Western Ambulance Service confirmed that they were aware of the incident and had sent two ambulances and an Operations Officer to the scene. On arrival crews found two persons trapped inside the vehicle. Police officers put road closures in place while fire crews used crash rescue equipment to release the trapped casualties who were treated by ambulance crews.]]>Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42576Adam OliverOne appliance from Truro 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 assisted to release the person who was transferred into the care of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42575Ian OliverMultiple calls were received for this incident, two appliances from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival there were found to be two vehicles well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fires. Devon & Cornwall Police were requested as arson was suspected.]]>Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:00:00 GMT