Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Fri, 10 Apr 2020 02:57:48 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41322JoshThere have been no incidents of note to report on today. Due to the ongoing challenges of #covid19 the fire service is asking members of the public to cease all controlled burns UFN.Thanks for your cooperation.#StayHomeSaveLives]]>Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41333JoshAt 20:27 Critical Control received the first of multiple calls reporting a fire with persons trapped inside. Four appliances (2 from Falmouth, 1 from Tolvaddon and 1 from Truro) were immediately mobilised. An Area Manager was also mobilised to the incident. This is because the nearest Wholetime Officer will always attend a life risk incident, regardless of rank. The first appliance arrived in just 4 minutes, followed by police and ambulance. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from a two-story terraced property. With persons reported to be inside, the Incident Commander made a decision to commit 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus under Rapid Deployment to search for casualties. One person was rescued by firefighters and was assessed by Paramedics. All persons were then accounted for. As further resources arrived on scene crews set into a hydrant and continued to extinguish the fire, which was in a flat within the building. The cause was accidental and initially started by a chip pan fire which spread through the property. Market Street, Church Street and Arwenack Street were all closed by police to allow emergency services to work at the scene.]]>Wed, 8 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41334JoshAt 19:48 Critical Control received the first of two 999 calls reporting smoke coming from a residential property. Two appliances an a 4x4 unit were mobilised from Delabole and Wadebridge Community Fire Stations. A Group Manager also attended as the Incident Commander. On arrival the crew confirmed smoke issuing from the property and requested assistance from a third appliance. A crew from Launceston Community Fire Station were returning from Bude where they had been on standby, and were diverted to this incident. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was extinguished crew used a positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan to clear smoke and a thermal imaging camera (TIC) to check for hotspots. Crews are now on scene with Western Power Distribution making the scene safe. The cause is unknown at this stage and a Fire Investigation will take place in the morning during daylight hours.]]>Wed, 8 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41332Megan VigoAt 09:00 this morning the Critical Control Centre received multiple 999 calls for an out of control bonfire. Two appliances from Tolvaddon, one from Truro and a Whole time Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crew discovered one shed and a small section of the cliff top, well alight. Firefighters are using two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet. **Update** 09:52 - Good progress is being made. Firefighters are damping down and turning over, using two Breathing Apparatus and three Hose Reel Jets. The fire is confirmed as accidental and spread, involving one shed, one caravan, an area of decking and cliff face garden. Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 the Fire Service is asking members of the public to cease all controlled burnings until further notice. Recently we have attended a large number of incidents, which is placing extra demand on our resources. We thank you for your co-operation. ]]>Wed, 8 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41331Josh PlowmanTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and one from Hayle responded to a confirmed fire in a residential care home. The first attending crew confirmed there was a fire within a bedroom and proceeded to extinguish the fire using breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a covering jet. Crews confirmed the fire was out by 07:45. One casualty was treated by firefighters and paramedics for smoke inhalation. This is all the information we have for this incident.]]>Tue, 7 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulance With Person Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41329Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Bodmin attended call to assist Ambulance Paramedics with extricating a casualty from the bottom of a slope near the river Camel. Firefighters escorted the casualty to the top of the river bank before they were taken to Hospital. ]]>Mon, 6 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In Porchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41330Jenna GendallThree appliances from Padstow and Waderbridge attended a call to a fire in a porch. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. Utilities were isolated to the property and a thermal imaging camera was used to ensure that the fire had not spread into the building. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Tue, 7 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGarden Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41328Jenna GendallFour appliances from Lostwithiel and Bodmin attended a call to a large shed measuring 12 x 6 ft on fire. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 6 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTPossible Property Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41327Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to what was believed to be a property fire. This was viewed from a distance and crews from Hayle, Tolvaddon and St Ives Community Fire Stations with an Officer were mobilised to this location. On arrival it was found that a property was having a controlled burn. We are advising members of the public due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, to cease all controlled burnings until further notice. Recently we have attended a large number of incidents which are placing extra demands of our resources. If you do feel you need to have a bonfire please let us know first on telephone number 02031622240]]>Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41326Janice JamesAt 21.06 Critical Control received several call to a gorse fire on Tregonetha Downs. There were several small fires which fire crews from St Columb Community Fire Station extinguished using a hose reel and beaters. The fire was believed to be arson and police have been informed.]]>Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41325Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic accident on Trevarth Hill. On crews arrival they confirmed that one casualty was trapped in the vehicle. The casualty was assessed by paramedics before crews extricated them from the vehicle. There are no further details available on this incident.]]>Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41324Jack WattsCritical Control received a call to a controlled burn that had gone out of control and had spread to a large commercial container and a shed. 6 firefighters on 2 appliances from Mullion community fire station attended the incident and put the fire out.]]>Sun, 5 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41323Janice JamesCritical Control received a 999 call to a road traffic collision persons trapped. Two fire appliances from Falmouth and a rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised along with two Officers. On arrival they found persons trapped in a vehicle. Crews rescued one person using cutting equipment with the assistance of paramedics and the crew from the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. Police were also in attendance and the road was going to be closed for sometime.]]>Fri, 3 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41321Maggie NoyAt 0359hrs a call was received from a neighbour reporting smoke issuing from next door property. One appliance from St Just and one from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised, along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The fire involved a single storey bungalow with smoke issuing the Officer in Charge made pumps 4 @ 0428hrs. This required appliances from Penzance and Hayle to be mobilised along with specialist breathing apparatus support vehicle from Falmouth. The fire was in the kitchen and spreading to the roof and firefighters used four breathing apparatus, main jet and hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to accidental. ]]>Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41320Maggie NoyOne fire appliance from Delabole Community Fire Station attended this incident along with assistance from support 4x4 vehicles from Delabole and Wadebridge. The incident involved four seats of fire the largest being 1 kilometre long and also spread to trees fanned by high winds. The crews made good progress with beaters and hosereels to extinguish the fire. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41319Maggie NoySeveral calls were received by Critical Control to a barn that was well alight. Appliances from Launceston, Callington and Delabole Fire Stations along with a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to the scene. The fire involved a single storey barn approx. 10m by 6m. The crew fought the fire using four breathing apparatus, two jets and one hosereel. The incident is now scaling down and the cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41318Maggie NoyOne fire appliance and a support vehicle from Delabole Fire Station and one fire appliance from Wadebridge along with a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews confirmed one front door had been set alight but was now out. A stage one fire investigation was carried out and handed over to the Police. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41317Maggie NoyCritical Control received multiple 999 calls from across the Lizard Peninsula and the Falmouth area, reporting a large amount of smoke coming from the Goonhilly Downs area. Two appliances and two 4x4 units from St Keverne and Mullion Community Fire Stations were mobilised along with a Station Manager as Incident Commander. Crews were initially faced with what was believed to be a 250 metre fire front. As firefighting took place, with the fire being driven by strong winds, this developed into three fire fronts of approximately 80 metres each. Crews are using beaters to assist in extinguishing the fire. In total approximately 5 hectares of gorse were involved.]]>Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTLarge Fire In Open - Make Pumps 4https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41316JoshCritical Control received a number of 999 calls reporting a fire in the Pentire area of Newquay. Initially one appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was sent to investigate, however as caller were reporting that the fire was spreading rapidly, an additional appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station was mobilised. A Station Manager was also mobilised to act as Incident Commander. On arrival the Incident Commander requested urgent assistance and an additional two appliances, one from St Columb and one from St Dennis Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised. Crews were faced with significant fire spread across hedgerows threatening neighbouring properties, and covered an area measuring approximately 30 x 20 metres. The incident was sectorised into three sectors to enable the incident commander to better manage the incident. Crews surrounded the fire and used two main jets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This was initially a controlled burn which had become out of control. Please consider if you really need to be conducting controlled burning and bonfires at this time, as this can have a significant impact on our resources. If you are having a controlled burn, please take extra care and ensure it is always supervised.]]>Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41315JoshAt 19:53 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a shed on fire. Because of the information given by the caller two appliances were mobilised from Launceston Community Fire Station. On arrival crews found a considerable sized building well alight and requested two additional appliances, which were mobilised from Callington and Liskeard Community Fire Stations. An Incident Command Unit, Operational Support Vehicle and Environmental Protection Unit were also mobilised along with an Incident Commander and Hazardous Materials & Environmental Protection Advisor (HMEPA). Crews used 3 hose reel jets and 2 main jets to extinguish the fire. Two breathing apparatus wearers entered the building which had an asbestos roof, and as a precaution underwent decontamination as part of our standard procedures. This was supported by the HMEPA and our on-call Engineering, Workshops and Stores (EWS) Officer. Due to the size of the incident Critical Control made contact with, briefed, and where necessary requested the attendance of a number of our partner agencies including: Devon and Cornwall Police South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Cornwall Council Resilience and Emergency Management Team Environment Agency South West Water Western Power Distribution One appliance was left on scene to monitor for hotspots after the fire was extinguished. The incident was finally closed at 00:37.]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41314Jack WattsAt 1453 Critical Control received a call to gorse fire in the area of Newmill. 4 Major appliances from Penzance, St Just, St Ives and Hayle community fire stations attended the incident and it was monitored by crews throughout the night. Good progress has been made and it will be monitored until crews are satisfied it is extinguished. Updates will be posted if more information becomes available.]]>Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41313Maggie NoyOne appliance from Mevagissey Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival the car was well alight and firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The elderly male driver was handed to the are of the Ambulance service. The Police were also on scene to give assistance.]]>Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41312Mark PhilpottCrews from Mullion, Tolvaddon & St Keverne stations are in attendance at a serious RTC in the Lizard Area. Crews are using crash rescue equipment to release persons trapped. SWAST & Devon & Cornwall Police are also in attendance. ]]>Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41310JoshAt 17:41 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a person had fallen whilst cooking, was unable to get up, and the cooker was potentially on fire. Because of the risk to life three appliances were mobilised - two from Newquay Community Fire Station and one from St Columb Community Fire Station - as well as an Incident Commander. Police and ambulance were also requested. On arrival crews forced entry into the property where there was a strong smell of burning from a grill pan. The occupant was removed to a place of safety and crews administered oxygen therapy until the arrival of paramedics. Once the scene was made safe crews handed over to the police and ambulance crews.]]>Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41311JoshCritical Control were called by police to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car versus tractor. Two appliances - from Helston and Mullion Community Fire Stations - the Rescue Tender and an Incident Commander were mobilised. On arrival crews found all persons accounted for and provided first aid to one casualty. A 30 year old male was taken to hospital by ambulance.]]>Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41309Jenna GendallSix firefighters on one appliance from Fowey attended a call to a chimney fire. Crews used a stirrup pump and chimney rods to clear the fire. ]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In the Open / Electrical Installationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41308JoshAt 17:08 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting a bonfire that had become out of control and spread to an electricity pylon. One appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised, and the attendance of Western Power Distribution was requested. On arrival crews had difficulty in accessing the location, however quickly found a caravan on fire. The caravan was left to burn in a controlled manner, and firefighters used beaters to extinguish the fire in the area around it to prevent spread to an electricity pylon in the vicinity. Before leaving crews gave suitable words of advice to the responsible person.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41307JoshAt 15:49 two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a Flexi-Duty Group Manager were mobilised to reports of a fire in a residential property. On arrival crews found a kitchen fire in a two story mid-terrace property. Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the property to extinguish the fire while firefighters outside worked to isolate the gas and electricity supply. Once the fire was extinguished crews used positive pressure ventilation to assist with clearing smoke from the property.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41306JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a horse trapped in a metal gate. As it was potentially life-threatening an appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised, followed by the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station. On scene crews used crash rescue equipment to cut away gate and release the horse. The incident was then handed over to a vet.]]>Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40306Maggie NoyCrews from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston have all been attendance at a high gorse fire approximately two hectares in area. The fire fighters used hosereels and beaters to extinguish the fire, which is thought to have been stated deliberately. The police have been informed]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structure Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40305Jenna GendallFive firefighters attended a building where roof materials had become loose and had become dangerous in the wind. Firefighters used triple extension and roof ladders along with small tools and safety at height equipment to remove the dangerous materials. ]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTCoastguard Assisted Recovering Fallen Horse Riderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40304Jenna GendallFive firefighters from Newquay attended the Gannel where someone had fallen from a horse! Firefighters stabilised the fallen rider and recovered them to a safe location where they were assessed by Paramedics. ]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmall Rubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40303Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a small amount of rubbish on fire in a derelict building. Firefighters used one hose reel on the fire. The fire was believed to be arson, Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40302Maggie NoyOne appliance from Polruan Community Fire Station attended this incident. One vehicle was on its side with one female occupant trapped inside. The crew were able to release the driver and handed her over to the care of Ambulance. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40301Maggie NoyOne appliance from Wadebridge and two smaller 4x4 vehicles from St Columb and Padstow Fire Station attended this incident. It involved three separate fronts of gorse on fire, each flame front approximately 200m long. The fire was extinguished using hosereel and beaters. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40300Megan VigoAt 23:08 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding a fire in a residential property. Two appliances from Penzance and one from St Just attended the incident, along with a Whole Time Officer. On arrival crew discovered a small cottage with a fire in the ground floor bathroom. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. Crew remain on scene ventilating the property. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40299Adam OliverTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a small fire involving an electric consumer unit was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus isolated and extinguished the fire. Western Power was also in-attendance. ]]>Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40297Megan VigoAt 21:17 a call was received regarding a residential fire in Redruth. Two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident, along with a Whole Time Officer. Firefighters discovered one domestic property, consisting of two floors, approx. 7 metres by 7 metres, with the fire located in the kitchen. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet was used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40296Megan VigoAt 20:35 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a road traffic collision, person trapped on the A391. Two appliances from St Austell and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crew discovered a single vehicle on its side, with one person trapped. Firefighters used Crash Rescue Equipment to release the casualty, who is now in the care of the South West Ambulance Service. Police are also in attendance.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40295Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this chimney fir. The crew used fire chimney kit to extinguish the fire and make the scene safe.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40294Maggie NoyOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station attended this incident. The vehicle was well alight and close to property, the crew used two breathing apparatus and one hosereel to stop the spread and extinguished the fire. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40293Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a single vehicle road traffic collision and there were no persons trapped. Police and Ambulance were on scene and crew assisted with scene safety. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTHouse Fire, Isles of Scillyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40292John RickardOur Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a resident on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, at 11:53pm. The caller reported a fire in a property, a heavily smoke logged ground floor and smoke issuing from the front door. Our partnership with the Isles of Scilly Fire & Rescue Service enables our Critical Control Operators to alert the Firefighters on the islands instantly. Crews from Tresco were quickly in attendance, an additional crew from a St Marys made their way to Tresco and a Wholetime Officer from Cornwall provided support to the IOS Officer via telephone and radio. Firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the property to extinguish a fire in the lounge. Further Firefighters re-entered the property to expose voids in the ceiling, checking for hotspots and ensuring the fire had not spread. Cornwall Fire and Rescue will be supporting the Isles of Scilly Fire Service to conduct a fire investigation. ]]>Tue, 10 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTHorse Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40291Adam OliverAt 0829 this morning Critical Control received a call to a horse stuck in a ditch. Specialist line rescue crews attended from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and they were assisted by a crew from Helston Fire Staiton and an officer. Crews used animal rescue lines and equipment to lift the horse from the ditch and get him back on his feet. The horse was left in the care of his owner and the attending vet.]]>Sat, 7 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTMotorbike Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40290Jack WattsA call was received for a motorbike on fire in East Charles Street, Camborne. Tolvaddon community fire station attended and extinguished the fire. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. There are no further details. ]]>Sat, 7 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40289Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a single vehicle on fire. The driver of the vehicle made the initial 999 call and remained at a safe distance from the car. The vehicle was well alight on crews arrival, crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 6 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40288Maggie NoyOne appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival the car was well alight and the crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is to believed to have been accidental and confined. ]]>Mon, 2 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTElectric Pole On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40287Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth Fire Station attended this incident. The crews stood by until Western Power arrived who then isolated the cables. The crew then left the scene with Western Power.]]>Mon, 2 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40286JoshCritical Control received a request from Devon and Cornwall Police to attend a road traffic collision (RTC) where it was reported an adult and two children were involved. As the Police were unsure if everyone was out of the vehicles, it was treated as Persons Trapped. Two appliances were mobilised from Falmouth Community Fire Station along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Flexi-Duty Group Manager. On arrival the first appliance confirmed it was a two vehicle RTC with all persons accounted for. All other resources were stood down. The crew made the vehicles safe and handed over to the police.]]>Sun, 1 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40285Megan VigoAt 07:37 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding smoke coming from a garage. Two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crew discovered a fire inside a garage, which is used for storage. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. A Positive Pressure Ventilation fan was also used for expelling smoke from the building. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined to an electrical unit. ]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40284JoshTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised to reports of a fire in a residential flat. A Flexi-Duty Group Manager was also mobilised. On arrival crews found the fire was out on arrival but had involved the cooker and extractor fan above. The fire had been extinguished by members of the public who had entered the property after seeing smoke. An ambulance was requested for one casualty suffering smoke inhalation. Whilst waiting for the ambulance fire crews administered oxygen to the casualty. Crews fitted a smoke detector and left the casualty in the case of the Ambulance Service.]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Residential Property (chimney)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40283JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a chimney fire in a timber framed property. The caller state the flue was red hot and that smoke was entering the property. Due to this the incident was classified as a residential fire rather than an isolated chimney fire. Two appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. On arrival crews found a wood burner with a temperature of approximately 500 Degrees Celsius and one room heavily smoke logged. Crews used a Hearth Kit and Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTSilo Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40282Josh PlowmanCrews from Saltash, Camels Head (Devon & Somerset FRS) and Crownhill (Devon & Somerset FRS) were mobilised to a silo on fire at the above location. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a 45mm jet and triple extension ladder to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental and the fire was contained to the silo. ]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40281Megan VigoAt 19:50 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding a residential building under construct on fire. One appliance from Truro and an appliance from Falmouth were mobilised to the incident. 20:07 Firefighters made pumps 3, building well alight. Another appliance from Falmouth was mobilised to the incident. 20:13 Firefighters on scene discovered one single storey timber framed building, under construction, well alight. The building measures approx. 15 metres by 10 metres. One Hose Reel Jet and one Main Jet in use. 20:35 - Firefighters are now using two Main Jets and four Breathing Apparatus. 21:19 - Stop message received from crews. Firefighters damping down hotspots and Breathing Apparatus has been withdrawn. This incident is being treated as arson suspected. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below:]]>Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmell of Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40280Megan VigoAt 02:30 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, stating that there was a smell of burning inside a residential property. Appliances from Camels Head, Greenbank and Torpoint were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, firefighters completed a thorough search of the property and confirmed the incident was a false alarm. Crew from Torpoint remained on scene fitting smoke detectors. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Fire In Kitchenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40279Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Perranporth and one from Newquay attended a call to a semi detached dwelling with a reported washing machine on fire in the kitchen. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to enter the smoke logged property. Firefighters isolated the power to the washing machine and removed it from the property to a safe place. Once the fire was confirmed out a positive pressure fan was used to clear smoke from the building. ]]>Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40278Jenna GendallFive fire fighters on one appliance from Penzance attended a call to a car fire. the vehicle was well alight on crews arrival. Fire fighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire which was confined to the engine compartment.]]>Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40276Maggie NoyOne fire appliance and the a water carrier from Helston Fire Station, one fire appliance from Falmouth Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. The fire involved a single storey granite barn used as a pump house, measuring approx. 10m by 5m that was well alight. The crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental from an electrical source. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40275Maggie NoyOne fire appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a report of flooding in the basement of a house approx. 3 foot deep. The firefighters assisted by using a light portable pump to clear the water and make safe. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40274Maggie NoyOne fire appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station attended reports that cladding on a house was dangerously blowing in the strong wind. Firefighters assisted the owner in removing the sheets it to make it safe.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTWall Collapsehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40273Maggie NoyOne appliance from Looe Community Fire Station and one Flexi Duty Officer attended an incident where a footway collapsed under a property. A structural engineer attended and deemed the property to be safe. All appliances have now left the incident and there are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40272Maggie NoyOne fire appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station attended flooding inside a property, caused by a burst water pipe in roof space. Firefighters isolated the electricity and water supplies to make the scene safe. ]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire, Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40271Megan VigoAt 04:59 the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call from a member of the public, stating they could hear a fire alarm sounding inside a neighbors address. Two fire engines from Penzance and one from St Just, along with a Whole Time Officer were mobilised to the incident. Firefighters forced entry into the property and rescued the occupant. One Hose Reel Jet and two Breathing Apparatus were used to extinguish a small pan fire. Ambulance were also on scene. Most kitchen fires occur when people are distracted or leave things unattended, so remember: if you're called away from the cooker - by the phone or someone at the door, for example - take pans off the heat don't let yourself be distracted while cooking don't cook if you're affected by alcohol or prescription drugs turn saucepans so that their handles don't stick out (and aren't over another ring) don't put oven gloves or tea-towels down onto the hot cooker after you've used them clean your grill pan after using it.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDowned Power Cable On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40265Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Delabole Community Fire Station attended a call to fire in the open. Upon arrival the crew discovered that an power cable had been blown down and was arcing. A small amount of the surrounding undergrowth had caught fire. The fire crew stood-by until the arrival of engineers from Western Power Distribution, who isolated the power. The fire crew made sure the fire was out before leaving.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDebris From Shed Causing Obstructionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40266Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Perranporth Community Fire Station attended a report of debris from a shed causing an obstruction. Firefighters secured the debris to make the scene safe.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40267Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station attended reports that a metal sheet on the roof were dangerously blowing in the strong wind. Firefighters assisted the owner in removing the loose metal sheet and securing it to make it safe.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40268Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station attended flooding inside a property, caused by a burst hot water pipe in the loft. Firefighters isolated the electricity and water supplies to make the scene safe.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Inside Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40269Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a report of flooding affecting electrics. The firefighters assisted in making the scene safe.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar and Driver Stuck In Floodwaterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40270Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Liskeard and one fire appliance from Looe attended and firefighters rescued a person that was stuck in their car in floodwater.]]>Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40264Jack WattsCritical Control received a call from the Ambulance service requesting assistance at a 2 vehicle RTC. A pumping appliance and rescue tender from Tolvaddon community fire station attended the incident and assisted Ambulance with the extrication of the casualties.]]>Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTNo Further Incidents of Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40227John RickardUpdates will be posted, as and when incidents of note occur. ]]>Fri, 7 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40263Laura HeskethAt 2330 Critical Control received a call to report a road traffic collision with one person trapped. Crews from St Dennis, St Columb and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised along with a Wholetime officer. On arrival crews confirmed all persons were out of the vehicle and in care of the ambulance service, crews made the vehicle safe and handed over to Devon and Cornwall police. ]]>Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Flat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40262Laura HeskethAt 0030 the Critical Control Centre received multiple calls to reports of a flat fire with persons believed to be inside. Crews from Truro, Tolvaddon and Perranporth we mobilized to this incident along with a Wholetime officer. On arrival firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the property with a hose real. One casualty has been rescued and is in the care of ambulance. Crews have now left seen. A fire investigation will take place tomorrow. ]]>Thu, 13 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40261JoshCritical Control received multiple calls reporting a vehicle on fire on Lake Lane, Liskeard. An appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station was mobilised to the incident, and an appliance from Callington was mobilised to standby at Liskeard for fire cover in case of other incidents. On arrival crews found the vehicle well alight. 2 breathing apparatus (BA) wearers used 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The police were requested as the cause is believed to be arson. Crews handed over to police upon their arrival, and returned to home station. The crew from Callington also returned to their home station at this time. Police have arranged recovery of the vehicle and Cornwall Council Highways have attended to repair the road surface which was damaged during the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident should contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log 57 of 11/02/20.]]>Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40252JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a property on fire with a person still inside. Three appliances and a Light 4x4 Pump from Callington, Liskeard and Saltash Community Fire Stations were mobilised, along with a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. On arrival crews found all persons were accounted for. There was no fire but the property was smoke logged. Firefighters ventilated the property and gave advice to the occupier.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40253JoshOne appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station was mobilised to a report of tiles falling from a roof. Crews cordoned the area and assisted the occupier to locate a maintenance team to repair the roof.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40254JoshAn appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was mobilised to a window hanging precariously. On scene crews were able to retrieve the window from inside the building.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTPerson Locked Inhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40255JoshCrews from St Dennis Community Fire Station were mobilised to a 2 year old child locked in a car. On arrival crews used small tools to gain entry to the vehicle.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTLightening Strikehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40256JoshAn appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised to reports of a residential property that had been struck by lightening. Crew isolated the mains electric supply and handed over to Western Power Distribution.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire / Person Struck By Lighteninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40257JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a person struck by lightening. One appliance from Truro, one appliance from Newquay and a Flexi-Duty Group Manager were sent to the scene. On arrival crews found lightening had struck a BT junction box and one casualty had suffered minor injuries in the process. Crews made the scene safe and the casualty was taken to hospital by paramedics.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Struck By Lighteninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40258JoshAt 13:26 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting lightening which had struck a residential property. One appliance from Mevagissey and one appliance from St Dennis were mobilised to the incident as well as a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. On scene crews inspected the property to make sure it was safe and found no sign of fire.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40259JoshOne appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station was mobilised to reports of a dozen solar panels blowing off a roof. On scene crews made the panels safe and cordoned off the area.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reported / Lightening Strikehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40260JoshAt 13:20 Critical Control received three 999 calls reporting that a residential property had been struck by lightening and caught fire. It was initially believed that people were inside the property and therefore the incident was made 'Persons Reported' (Life Risk). Three appliances were immediately mobilised: Two from St Austell and one from Fowey. A Flexi-Duty Group Manager was also mobilised. As there was a report that the fire was spreading to neighbouring properties due to the wind, a Control Room Supervisor mobilised an additional appliance from Bodmin as well as an additional Officer, Command Unit from Launceston and an Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell. On arrival the first crews quickly established that all persons were accounted for. Whilst there was severe damage to the roof of the property, the fire was believed to be out. 2 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) using a hose reel jet investigated the safety of the property. At 13:51 the appliance from Bodmin was redeployed to Old Roselyon Road after reports of a fire. On arrival the crew found no fire but requested the attendance of Western Power Distribution. At 13:55 the crews on Helleur Road sent an informative message to Critical Control stating that the incident involved two residential properties that had been struck by lightening and had structural damage. Mains electric and gas have been isolated. One casualty is in the care of the Ambulance Service. At 14:04 the crews on Helleur Road confirmed that electrical damage had been caused to surrounding properties and Western Power Distribution were requested to this location. 14:16 - All BA wearers withdrawn. 20 metre cordon in place due to unsafe structures. 14:36 - BT sockets and equipment have been affected over a large area. Crews checking each property in the area. 14:41 - Cornwall Council Building Control in attendance. 14:57 - Assistance Message: Make Ariel Ladder Platform 1. In response Critical Control mobilised an Ariel Ladder Platform from Truro. 15:34 - Western Power Distribution and Wales and West Utilities in attendance. 16:18 - Ariel Ladder Platform in use to make unstable structure safe. 17:35 - Stop Message: Building made safe by removal of tiles. ]]>Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40251Andy TaylorFirefighters from Camborne attended a report of a fire in a house. The fire was already out when they arrived and the fire crew inspected to ensure the scene was safe.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTTrampoline Blown Onto Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40250Andy TaylorFirefighters from Newquay Community Fire Station lashed down a trampoline after it had been blown over a six foot fence onto a property.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTTree and Power Cables Down Blocking Roadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40249Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Austell Community Fire Station cordoned off an area around a tree that had brought down power cables, after being blown over. The tree is completely blocking the road. Engineers from Western Power Distribution have isolated the cables to make them safe. The road will remain closed until daylight, when Cornwall Highways will re-attend to clear the road.]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire In Static Caravanhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40248Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bude and one fire appliance from Delabole Community Fire Stations attended a report of smoke issuing from a static caravan. Firefighters found that smoke was coming from gaps in the wall around the chimney of a log burner. Panels were cut away and burnt wood was removed. The log burner was also removed from the caravan and advice given to the occupants.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTBedroom Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40247Andy TaylorFirefighters from Wadebridge Community Fire Station attended a fire in a bedroom. The fire was already out and the crew inspected to confirm that scene was safe. Smoke alarms were fitted by the fire crew and advice given. For advice on how to prevent a fire in your home, please follow the link below.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Metal Signhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40246Andy TaylorFirefighters from Newquay Community Fire Station removed a large metal sign that was in danger of blowing and injuring the public.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Sign - Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40245Andy TaylorFirefighters from Launceston Community Fire Station removed a metal sign that was blowing dangerously in the strong wind, being held on by a single fixing.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTPart of Roof Blown off Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40244Andy TaylorFirefighters from Newquay Community Fire Station cordoned off an area to keep the public safe, following part of a roof that was blown off a building. ]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40243Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended with Ambulance and Police, a road traffic Collision. The firefighters prevented spilled fuel from entering the drains and made the vehicles safe. Cornwall Highways were requested to clear oil and fuel from the road.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTTelephone Cable Blown Down Across Roadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40242Andy TaylorFirefighters from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station made safe a telephone cable that had blown down across the road.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssisted Ambulance With Casualtyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40241Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Austell Community Fire Station assisted Ambulance colleagues move a casualty with a suspected ankle injury to the ambulance.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoof Blown off Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40240Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Dennis Community Fire Station stood-by to ensure the public were kept safe, following a 30ft section of roof that had blown off a building, striking an electricity pole. Engineers from Western Power Distribution isolated the electricity supply and firefighters assisted to make the scene safe.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Signhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40239Andy TaylorFirefighters from Truro Community Fire Station made safe a sign that was in danger of blowing off in the strong wind. ]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40238Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended and firefighters extinguished a fire in the chimney of a wood burner, using a thermal imaging camera, a stirrup pump and rods.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTAssistance Given To Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40237Andy TaylorFirefighters from Bude Community Fire Station gained entry to a property so that Ambulance colleagues could access a patient inside. There will be no details available on the condition of the casualty.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTCable Down Across Roadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40236Andy TaylorFirefighters from Padstow Community Fire Station cordoned off an area to protect the public following a cable that had fallen across the road. Engineers from Western Power Distribution attended and confirmed that the cable was a telephone cable and it was made safe.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTStorage Containers Made Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40235Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Columb Community Fire Station made safe storage containers that were dangerous in the strong wind.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFlooding Affecting Electricshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40234Andy TaylorFirefighters from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended a report of flooding affecting electrics. The crew ensured that the scene was safe and advice was given to the occupant.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTArcing Electricity Cableshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40233Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Ives Community Fire Station cordoned off an area around electricity cables that were arcing. The crew stood-by to keep members of the public safe, until engineers from Western Power Distribution made the cables safe.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40232Andy TaylorFirefighters from Saltash Community Fire Station used a ladder and lines to make safe some loose roof sheeting, that was in danger of blowing down.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTDangerous Structurehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40231Andy TaylorFirefighters from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station made safe loose metal sheeting that was in danger of being blown down.]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40230Mark PhilpottWe are currently in attendance at RNAS Culdrose. Crews are tackling a large office block with fire on the ground floor. 4 Major Pumping Appliances, Breathing apparatus support, incident control unit and 2 flexi duty officers are in attendance. A crew from the airbase are also in attendance supporting our crews. ]]>Sun, 9 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40229Mark PhilpottWe are currently in attendance at large gorse fire on Rosenannon Downs. There is 3 major pumping appliances, 5 4x4 light pumps as well as flexi duty officer in attendance. The fire is over a 2km front being fanned by high winds. This is all the information we currently have at this time. The news desk will be updated when there are updates to report.]]>Sat, 8 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40228Maggie NoyOne fire appliance from Truro Community Fire Station attended reports of a car fire. The fire had been extinguished prior to their arrival and the fire crew carried out a thorough inspection to ensure the vehicle was safe. The incident was left in care of Police.]]>Sat, 8 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40224Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station attended reports of a car fire. The fire had been extinguished by a member of the public prior to their arrival and the fire crew inspected using a thermal imaging camera, to ensure the vehicle was safe. The incident was left in care of Police and Highways England, as there was oil across the carriageway.]]>Fri, 7 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTBurnt Food In Microwave Ovenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40225Andy TaylorFirefighters from St Austell Community Fire Station responded to a fire involving a microwave oven. The firefighters confirmed that the fire involving food inside the oven was already out and they ensured the scene was safe.]]>Fri, 7 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmall Electrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40226Andy TaylorFirefighters from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a report of smoke inside a building. The fire crews investigated and discovered that there had been a small electrical fire that was already out. ]]>Fri, 7 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40222Josh PlowmanFirefighters from Callington and Liskeard along with a Flexi-Duty Officer were mobilised following multiple calls reporting a garage on fire. The initial crew declared the garage 'well alight' and proceeded to extinguish the blaze using 2 breathing apparatus sets and 2 hose reel jets. A fire investigation is set to take place in the morning to determine the cause.]]>Fri, 7 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40221JoshAt 19:10 Critical Control received an emergency call reporting a small electrical fire in a plug socket at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Two appliances from Truro Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised and our on-call crews were on scene in less than five minutes of the call. Crews found that electrical arcing had caused a small fire when a plug had been removed from the socket. Crews confirmed there was no fire. An electrical engineer was called and crews handed over to them before returning to home station.]]>Tue, 4 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTVehicle In Flood Waterhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40220JoshCritical Control received a call from Police reporting a vehicle in flood water with a person trapped inside. One appliance each from Helston and Hayle Community Fire Stations were mobilised, along with Water Rescue Units from Falmouth and St Austell Community Fire Stations. A Station Manager and Water Incident Manager were also sent to the incident, along with an Ambulance. On arrival the first crews located the vehicle and found it to be stuck in approximately 18 inches of water. Water Rescue Technicians from Falmouth Community Fire Station made their way to the vehicle and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle. Crews assessed the casualty and determined that an ambulance was no longer required. The Water Rescue Unit from St Austell Community Fire Station and the Water Incident Manager were also stood down. Torleven Road in Porthleven has now been closed by police as it is impassable with flood water and Cormac will be attending to put further road closures in place.]]>Tue, 4 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40219Laura HeskethAt 13:41 Critical Control received an emergency call from Devon and Cornwall Police requesting fire service attendance at what was believed to be a serious road traffic collision with two vehicles. Two appliances, one each from St Columb and Padstow Community Fire Stations, and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station, as well as a Flexi-Duty Station Manager. Road closures will remain in place for several hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area. Further information will be made available from Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Sun, 2 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40218Adam OliverOne appliance from Lostwithiel and the rescue tender from Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release one person. Police and Ambulance were also in-attendance. ]]>Sun, 2 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reported / Residential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40217JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting a residential garage on fire. One appliance from Torpoint Community Fire Station and one appliance from Camels Head Community Fire Station in Plymouth were mobilised, along with a Flexi-Duty Station Manager from Liskeard. A second 999 call reported that people may be inside the property, therefore the incident was made Persons Reported and an additional appliance was requested from Greenbank Community Fire Station, along with the Ambulance Service. On arrival crews from Torpoint quickly established all persons were accounted for. Firefighters were faced with well developed fire, and initially 2 breathing apparatus (BA) wearers using 1 hose reel jet and 1 main jet attempted to extinguish the fire, rising to 4 BA wearers. The attached garage was completely destroyed by fire and it had spread to a neighbouring property. Both Wales and West Utilities and Western Power Distribution were requested to assist crews on scene. We would like to thank the Torpoint Ferry for assisting the Plymouth crews get to the scene as quickly as possible.]]>Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40216Adam OliverFire appliances from Helston and Penzance, along with the rescue tender from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a two vehicle Road Traffic Collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in-attendance. ]]>Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40215Mark PhilpottAt 0537 hrs Critical Control received several calls stating a tractor was on fire alongside a farm shed. 1 appliance from Newquay, St Columb and a flexi duty officer were mobilised. Crews used 2 hose reel jets and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. This is all the information we have a this time. ]]>Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40214Mark PhilpottAt 0556hrs Critical Control received 999 call stating there was a fire alongside a property in Dracaena Avenue Falmouth. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station was Mobilised. Crews used 1 hose reel jet and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 1 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40213JoshCritical Control mobilised an appliance from Truro Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station after the ambulance service requested assistance at a three vehicle road traffic collision involving a van and two cars, with a person trapped in the van. A Flexi-Duty Station Manager was also mobilised to take charge of the scene. On arrival crews used crash rescue equipment (CRE) to access the vehicle and the casualty was left in the care of the ambulance service. Crews assisted police with scene safety before returning to home stations.]]>Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40212Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Dennis Fire Station attended a bin on fire. They used one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental.]]>Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40211Maggie NoyOn receipt of a call to Critical Control to a vehicle overturned with the driver still trapped inside appliances from Callington, Launceston and Bodmin Fire Stations were mobilised along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The vehicle was located 15 foot down a bank with the driver still trapped inside. The crew stabilised the vehicle for paramedic access. The crew released the casualty from the vehicle using crash rescue equipment and then assisted with extrication on a longboard through fields to a waiting ambulance. Police were also on scene. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40210Maggie NoyCritical Control received multiple calls to three cars on fire in car parking area. Two appliances were mobilised one from Truro and on from Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations along with a Flexi Duty Officer. The crews used two hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.The police were also on scene and it was believed to be arson. The incident was left with the Police.]]>Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40209JoshAppliances from Falmouth and Truro attended a road traffic collision at 17:30. On arrival the first appliance confirmed that no person were inside the vehicle and used small tools to make the vehicle safe.]]>Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40208JoshAt 0336 Critical Control were informed of a fire in the first floor of a flat. Two pumps from Newquay and Perranporth Community Fire Stations attended the incident. UPDATE 03:48: Make Pumps 3 On arrival crews found smoke issuing from and requested a third pump, which was mobilised from St Columb Community Fire Station. The crews used 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 thermal imaging camera. South Western Ambulance Service and Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance. The fire was extinguished and the crews then used a positive pressure ventilation fan (PPV) to ventilate the property.]]>Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40207Maggie NoyOne appliance from Perranporth attended a call to a car smelling headily of flammable substance. On arrival the crew found a car that had a small fire but was out on arrival. It was believed to be arson suspected and details were handed to the Police.]]>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40206Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Penzance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon along with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to the report of a 3 vehicle road traffic collision. On arrival the Penzance appliance informed that the second appliance from Penznace and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were no longer required. The crew on scene assisted with releasing a medically trapped occupant and then made the vehicle and scene safe. The incident was left in the care of the Police there are no further details available.]]>Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTDog Fallen Down Mineshafthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40205Andy TaylorFirefighters from Hayle and Tolvaddon, including specialist line rescue technicians, are attempting to rescue a dog that has fallen down a mineshaft. Update 1430hrs: A firefighter has been lowered into the shaft using lines. Update 1445hrs: The dog has been successfully rescued by the fire service and handed over to its grateful owner. ]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40204Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Bude are in attendance at a fire in a house, measuring approximately 25 metres by 10 metres. The fire is on the ground floor and firefighters are working hard to prevent the fire spreading to the first floor. Two additional pumps have been requested and these are en-route from Delabole and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service's Holsworthy Fire Station. Update 1230hrs: The four pumps are in attendance and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hosereel jets to try and prevent the fire from spreading to the first floor. An incident command unit is en-route from Launceston and a breathing apparatus support unit is en-route from St Austell. The road between Inches Shop and the Post Office at Poughill has been closed and drivers are requested to avoid the area. Update 1330hrs: The fire has been extinguished and the fire crews are making up their kit. An investigation into how the fire started has begun. ]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCaravan Fire Spreads To Woodlandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40203Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Bude with twelve firefighters on board attended a call to a caravan on fire. The caravan was well alight on crews arrival and all cylinders inside had blown. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a triple extension ladder to fight the fire. The fire had spread from the caravan which measured 4 x 4 metres to an area of woodland measuring approximately 6 metres square. Firefighters made good progress and removed the cylinders from the fire. On investigation the cause of the fire was confirmed as accidental.]]>Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCharging Battery Sets off Carbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40202Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Saltash attended a call to a carbon monoxide alarm sounding next to a boiler. On crews arrival they used a gas monitor and detected a low reading of Carbon Monoxide in the property. After investigating crews confirmed the alarm had been set off by a car battery being charged in a confined space within the home. ]]>Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40201Jenna GendallAppliances from Truro, St Austell and an Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call t a single vehicle which had gone into a building. One male was trapped in trapped in the vehicle, a stab fast and winch was used to stabilise the vehicle. Once the vehicle was stable crews used a triple extension ladder to assist the casualty from the vehicle. Once released the casualty was left in the care of Ambulance paramedics. Crews confirmed that no damage had been done to the building involved. ]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40200Maggie NoyOne appliance and the L4P from Callington Fire Station attended this incident. ON arrival the crew found a chimney fire well alight. They used stirrup pump and rods, one hosereel, triple extension ladder a roof ladder and safety at height equipment to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental, there are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFour Vehicle Rtchttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40199Jenna GendallOne appliance and one Rescue Tender with a total of eleven crew attended a call to a four vehicle road traffic collision. One person had been released by Ambulance crews on the Fire Services arrival. Crews made the scene safe and assisted Police on scene.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Laundry Roomhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40197Jenna GendallNine firefighters on two appliances from Newquay attended a call to a confirmed laundry on fire. On arrival two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. After investigation it was confirmed that a tumble dryer was involved in the fire. ]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40198Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Liskeard attended a call to a chimney fire. Firefighters used a triple extension and roof ladder to access the chimney, a safety at height pack wasused to ensure crews roof top safety. The fire was attacked from above using a stirrup pump and chimney kit. ]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40196Janice James@00.32 Critical Control received a call to a house fire. Two appliances from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised to the incident with an Officer and also supported by Hayle Emergency Services Community Station. On arrival the first crew in attendance found there had been a small fire which had been extinguished. The other appliances were returned to their home stations to provide further fire cover if required. Ambulance were requested as 4 persons were suffering smoke inhalation and are now in the care of South West Ambulance Service.]]>Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTFloodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40194Jenna GendallApproximately 15 properties have been affected by flooding in Longrock, Penzance. Firefighters are on scene assisting with clearing flood water using a light portable pump. Cornwall Highways and the Environment agency have been requested to attend. ]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTBus Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40193Andy TaylorTwo appliances with a total of 10 firefighters attended a call to a double decker bus on fire. The bus was well alight on crews arrival, they used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. The incident was left in the care of Police and Highways.]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40192Jenna GendallFive firefighters on one appliance from Truro attended a call to a car on fire which has been pulled into a layby. 100% of the vehicle was involved in the fire on the arrival of the Fire Crews. Crews used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Ambulance attended scene to treat one female suffering from smoke inhalation. ]]>Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40190Mark PhilpottAt 1435 CCC received a 999 call from Ambulance reporting an RTC with persons trapped. Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and a flexi duty officer were mobilised. On arrival crews confirmed no persons trapped. Crews used small tools to make the vehicles safe.]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40189Megan VigoAt 07:14 the Critical Control received a 999 call from Devon and Cornwall Police, regarding a Road Traffic Collision in Four Lanes. One appliance and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with an Officer. On arrival, firefighters discovered a two vehicle road traffic collision, with two persons trapped. Crash Rescue Equipment was used to extricate the casualties, who were left in the care of Ambulance. ]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMTCar Crashed Into Garagehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=40187Emma MatthewsAt 1314 today Critical Control received a call to a car that had crashed into a garage. Crews from Wadebridge and Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found two elderly persons in the car and they were removed from the vehicle into the care of the Ambulance Service. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT