Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Sat, 4 Jul 2020 18:51:44 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41433Helen KnightThere have been no incidents of note to report on overnight. The news desk will be updated throughout the day when incidents occur.]]>Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41434Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that persons were trapped, both appliances from Liskeard and the rescue tender from Bodmin and a an Officer were mobilised. On arrival crews found two vehicles involved, fortunately no persons were trapped, crews made the scene safe. Two persons were treated by attending ambulance personnel. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police who were also in attendance. ]]>Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfire - Spreadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41432Ian OliverOn receipt of a call stating that controlled burning had got out of hand and spread, both appliances from Looe were mobilised, on arrival the crew found an area of approximately thirty by five metres involved, hosereels were used at the scene to extinguish, crews were delayed some time damping down and monitoring.]]>Sun, 28 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41407Ian OliverThere have been no incidents of note to report since the last update, there will be further updates as and when incidents of note occur.]]>Fri, 5 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTHazardous Chemical Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41431Ian OliverAt 0205 hrs, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue requested our attendance at a industrial building where a hazardous material was leaking in their plant room. Crews from Launceston & a Wholetime officer were mobilised. Crews wearing Breathing Apparatus were committed to the plant room to investigate and to stop the leak. Crews worked with the site engineers to make the plant room safe. This is all the information we currently have. ]]>Sun, 28 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41430Josh PlowmanTwo crews from Newquay Community Fire Station attended and found a small fire within the kitchen of a domestic property. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet.]]>Sat, 27 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Building Fire - Make Pumps 6https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41429Josh PlowmanFirefighters from Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Looe, Bodmin, Polruan and Launceston with six pumps, a water carrier and a command unit are tackling a blaze involving a barn, measuring 20 metres by 8 metres. The barn is well alight and there are hay bales nearby. Firefighting is being hampered by live cables from solar panels. Firefighters are using hosereel jets to protect the hay bales and preventing them becoming involved. 10:17 - Western Power arrived on scene and isolated the electricity. Firefighters are using two main jets and 4 breathing apparatus. 10:51 - Breathing Apparatus now withdrawn and crew remain on scene monitoring. ]]>Sat, 27 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTGas Cylinder Fire On Balconyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41428Jenna GendallTwelve firefighters on three appliances from Falmouth and Tolvaddon attended a call to a propane gas cylinder on fire on a properties balcony, the fire was under the eves of the building. Fire crews confirmed on their arrival that the 6kg propane cylinder was well alight on their arrival. Firefighters used one hose reel jet, two breathing apparatus and a safety jet on the fire. Neighbours to the property were advised to stay in their properties. Firefighters also used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the cylinders temperature at the incident. At 19:55 the cylinder was confirmed as no longer venting and was placed in an over drum of water to cool the cylinder and prevent any reignition. ]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Inside Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41427Mark PhilpottThis afternoon Critical Control received a 999 call stating a vehicle was on fire inside a commercial building in Penryn. Appliances from Falmouth & Helston attended. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet the extinguish the fire. Crews also used a thermal image camera to check the surrounding building for hotspots. The cause of the fire was accidental. ]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTPerson Cut Free From Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41426Jenna GendallEight firefighters on two appliances from St Keverne and Mullion attended a call to a single vehicle road traffic collision where one person was described as being 'pinned' in the vehicle. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to cut free one casualty from the vehicle involved. Two further casualties were monitored by fire crews until the arrival of Ambulance staff. The road traffic collision had also involved a telegraph pole, electrical engineers were requested to attend the scene to assess the damage to the pole. There are no further details available on this incident. ]]>Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41425Maggie NoyAt 0258hrs Critical Control received several repeat calls to a large shed fire. Two appliances from St Mawes Community Fire Station were mobilised to the fire which involved a shed measuring 3m by 5m. The crew quickly requested assistance and one appliance from Truro Community Fire Station was mobilised and a Flexi Duty Officer. The crew on scene used two breathing apparatus, two hosereel and one main jet to extinguish the fire and the Truro appliance was no longer required. The cause was accidental there are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTElectric Pole On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41424Jenna GendallFour firefighters on one appliance from Looe attended a call to an electric pole on fire in West Looe. The electrical transformer was well alight on crews arrival. Firefighters cordoned off the area to keep members of the public safe. ]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41423Maggie NoyOne appliance from Looe Community Fire Station along with a smaller 4x4 vehicle attended this incident. One 2m by 2m bin was well alight. Two sets of breathing apparatus and one hosereel were used to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to arson and the Police have been informed.]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41422John RickardCritical Control recieved a 999 call at approximately 08:45hrs this morning reporting a fire in a residential property in Rosudgeon. The caller could see smoke coming from the property and flames in an upstairs room. They were able to confirm everyone was already out of the property. Appliances from Penzance and Helston Fire Stations were immediately mobilised, along with a wholetime officer. On arrival the officer confirmed smoke was coming out of an upstairs room, the first appliance committed Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, with a hosereel to find the source of the fire. Further Firefighters using breathing apparatus were committed to the building on arrival of the additional appliances. Crews requested the attendance of Western Power Distribution to isolate the electrics to the property. At 09:37hrs the incident commander confirmed the fire had been extinguished and requested that a Fire Investigation Team were mobilised. This team conducted an investigation to conclude the fire was accidental and confined. Crews ensured neighbouring properties had been unaffected by the fire before returning to their home stations.]]>Tue, 23 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTJcb On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41421Maggie NoyOn receipt of a call to a large JCB on fire in a farmyard two appliances were mobilised by Critical Control. One appliance from Fowey Community Fire Station and one from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station along with a Flexi Duty Officer. On arrival crew found one JCB loader well alight and used two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTDogs Released From Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41420Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station attended this incident. Two French Bulldogs were accidentally locked in the owners car with the car deadlocked and the keys visible in the boot. The crew tried to retrieve the keys using small gear but were unsuccessful and eventually had to break the window. The dogs were reunited unharmed to a grateful owner.]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41419Maggie NoyOne appliance from Liskeard Community Fire Station attended this incident where a vehicle was on fire. The crew used two breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The casue was accidental and crews have now left the scene.]]>Mon, 22 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41418Adam OliverAppliances from Hayle, Tolvaddon, and St Ives responded to this incident. On arrival a kitchen fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Sun, 21 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41417Josh PlowmanAt 16:38, Critical Control received an emergency call reporting a fire involving a barn which contained machinery and a diesel tank. One major pump and L4P from Helston, one major pump from Falmouth and two wholetime officers were initially sent to investigate. On arrival, the Incident Commander requested two additional major pumps to attend. These came from Tolvaddon and Falmouth. The barn, measuring 30 x 50 metres, was fought using breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a safety jet. Two appliances and two wholetime officers will remain on scene for 30 minutes making up equipment and completing a hot debrief.]]>Thu, 18 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41416Janice JamesCritical Control received several calls to reports of a van on fire close to a property. Two fire appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station and an Officer were mobilised to investigate. On arrival crews found a van well alight close to the property and all residents had evacuated and were at a safe distance. Fire crews set to work with 3 breathing apparatus and 3 hosereel jets to extinguish the fire and protect nearby properties. A fire crew from Lostwithiel Community Station were sent also to provide fire cover in the Bodmin area whilst the incident was ongoing. ]]>Tue, 16 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisonhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41415Maggie NoyOne appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon plus a Flexi Duty Officer attended this single vehicle road traffic collision. The crew used crash rescue equipment to release one female casualty from the vehicle which was on its side. The casualty was then taken into the care of the Ambulance service, Police and Air Ambulance were also in attendance. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 13 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41414Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident involving a shed. The shed measured 19ft by 8ft and contained some small propane gas canisters, crews took necessary precautions and used two hosereels and breathing apparatus sets to extinguish the fire. The cause was accidental and there are no further details for this incident.]]>Sat, 13 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41413Adam OliverTwo appliances from Truro and one from Tolvaddon responded to this incident. On arrival a flat fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Arson is suspected and the Police are also on scene. No other details are available for this incident. ]]>Fri, 12 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41412JoshCritical Control received a 999 call at 02:00 reporting a fire in the wheelhouse of a boat moored in Newlyn Harbour. Two appliances were mobilised from Penzance, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. The Officer arrived on scene first and after a rapid assessment sent an assistance message stating "Make Pumps 3". An additional appliance was mobilised from St Just to assist. The wheelhouse was well alight on the boat measuring approximately 20 metres in length. Crews wearing breathing apparatus (BA) used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Flares stored on the boat were identified as the most significant risk ad were safely removed from the vessel. The fire was extinguished by 02:41. Crews then used a Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fan to clear smoke. An appliance from St Ives was mobilised to standby at Penzance for Fire Cover, however once the appliance from St Just was made available from the incident they stayed in Penzance on standby and the crew from St Ives were sent back.]]>Thu, 11 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Unit Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41411Jenna GendallCornwall Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at an industrial unit measuring 6 x 20 metres. The first call was received at 20:30 this evening reporting a car fire. Initially one appliance was mobilised, however on crews arrival they confirmed the fire involved an industrial unit and requested a further four fire appliances to attend, two appliances from Launceston, one from Callington and one from Liskeard were sent to the scene. At 21:02 a fifth fire appliance was requested to attend, one appliance from Delabole was sent on to the incident. Specialist vehicles have also been mobilised to the scene, these include the Incident Command Unit from Launceston, the Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell and the Environmental Protection Unit with supporting fire appliance from Saltash. The fire ground has been sectorised and crews are working to prevent the fire spreading to a neighbouring industrial unit. Details updated at 21:35. 21:38 A request for 'Make Pumps 6 for breathing apparatus' was made at 21:35, an additional appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to scene. 23:33 Stop Message: Down-scaling to two pumps. Fire now extinguished. Crew checking for hotspots.]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41410Emma MatthewsAt 22.30 Critical Control received a call to a road traffic collision. On arrival the crew from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station found the incident to involve a car and cow. The cow was deceased and 2 persons suffered minor injuries. They were cared for by the Ambulance Service and Fire Crews made the scene safe. The scene and incident were left in the hands of the Police. For further information on how we respond to road traffic collisions visit our web page: ]]>Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41409Janice JamesCritical control received several calls to reports of a vehicle on fire. A crew from Penzance Community Fire Station was mobilised and on arrival found two cars well alight. The crews set to work quickly to stop the spread of the fire to a nearby property with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hosereels extinguished the fire. This has been reported to the police as it is arson suspected ]]>Mon, 8 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41408Josh PlowmanTwo appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station responded to multiple calls reporting a vehicle on fire. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Sun, 7 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTTractor On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41406Amanda MastersCrews from Newquay are attending a Tractor fire, upon arrival they found the tractor to be well alight, crews tackled the blaze using a hosereel and two sets of breathing apparatus. Crews are continuing to damp the vehicle down.]]>Fri, 5 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41404Megan VigoAt 11:14 this morning the Critical Control Centre received reports of smoke issuing from a property in Bugle. Two appliances from St Austell, one from Bodmin and two Officers were mobilised. On arrival firefighters located the fire in a shed, attached to a property. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet are currently in use. ]]>Wed, 3 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41403Mark PhilpottAt 0828hrs Critical Control received a 999 call stating a fire at a residential property in Goldsithney. 4 Appliances from Penzance, St Ives, St Just and two flexi duty officers are in attendance. Crews are using 4 Breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 main jet. This is all the information we currently have at this time. ]]>Tue, 2 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTGulval Vehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41402Jack WattsCritical Control were informed of a vehicle fire in the area of Gulval at 11:06. Crews from Penzance and St Just community fire stations were mobilised along with an officer. The fire was extinguished with hose reel jets and BA equipment.]]>Mon, 1 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41400Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Liskeard Fire Station attended a shed fire, they used one hosereel and breathing apparatus sets to extinguish the fire. The shed was full of rubbish so crews were delayed some time at the scene cutting away the shed and then damping down hotspots. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 1 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41399Maggie NoyOne appliance from Wadebridge Fire Station dealt with an unattended bonfire in a field. They used one hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In Commercial Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41398Maggie NoyOne call was received by Critical Control reporting a fire outside a reception area of a commercial property. One appliance from Newquay Fire Station was mobilised. On arrival crews found the reception area to be smoke logged and requested a second appliance from Newquay. The firefighters used two breathing apparatus stage 1 and one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire and used positive pressure ventilation to disperse the smoke. The cause of the fire is arson suspected and the Police have been informed.]]>Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTLarge Fire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41397Emma MatthewsAt around 15:04 Critical Control began to receive multiple 999 calls reporting a large amount of smoke near to the A39 Bridge near the town. A total of 22 999 calls have been received for the incident. One appliance from Wadebridge was initially mobilised. On arrival the crew requested assistance from the 4x4 Appliance at Wadebridge and an additional Fire Appliance, which was mobilised from Bodmin. A Wholetime Group Manager was also mobilised and is in attendance as the Incident Commander. The cause is unknown at this time. Police are currently on scene and have officers deployed on the A39 bridge to deal with a number of vehicles which has stopped to watch the fire.]]>Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfire Out of Control / Residential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41396Emma MatthewsAround 10:19 Critical Control began to receive multiple 999 calls reporting a fire in Penair View, Truro. Some callers reported it was a shed on fire, some reported a bonfire had got out of control and others reported a fire was spreading to a dwelling. Two callers also mentioned petrol was stored in a shed on fire. As at least one caller reported a dwelling on fire, we initially mobilised two appliances from Truro Community Fire Station and one wholetime Station Manager. On arrival the first crew requested urgent assistance from a third appliance, and then moments later a fourth appliance was requested. Control mobilised one appliance from Falmouth and one appliance from Tolvaddon. As both are 24 hour stations, on-call firefighters were called in to both stations to replace the wholetime crews responding to the incident. An Operational Support Vehicle (OSV) from Falmouth, an Incident Command Unit (ICU) from St Just and an additional wholetime Station manager was also mobilised. The Police and Ambulance Service were informed of the incident. Both are informed of all fire service incidents of 4 pumps and over. The fire involved a single story dwelling measuring 15m x 4m and had spread from a shed to the roof of the dwelling. Initially crews used one main jet and two hose reel jets to try to bring the fire under control. A small quantity of camping gas cylinders were involved and were being cooled externally. A further assistance message was received requesting an Aerial Ladder Platform, which was mobilised from Newquay. Shortly after this the Incident Commander requested urgent police assistance to prevent persons trying to re-enter the property and obstructing firefighting operations. The fire was finally extinguished at 13:40. Crews re-visted the property twice in the afternoon to check for signs of re-ignition. The cause was accidental and the fire spread from the source of origin.]]>Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTCamp Fire On Moorlandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41395JoshWe received a 999 call from a person concerned that people camping on Goonhilly Downs had started a small fire. Given the very high risk for wildfires at the moment, an appliance from St Keverne Community Fire Station was mobilised to investigate. Upon arrival the fire was found to be out. People must not light any fire, or dispose of anything likely to cause a fire, on heathland/moorland/near gorse during this period of high wildfire risk.]]>Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41393Laura HeskethAt 1440 critical control received multiple repeat calls to reports of a fire in the area Stoke Climsland near Callington. Crews from Callington and Launceston Community fire station are in attendance are using two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 29 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41392Amanda MastersAn appliance from St Ives attended a small hedge fire, crews tackled the blaze using a hosereel.]]>Fri, 29 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTPeople and Dog Rescue From Marshlandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41390John RickardAt 17:30hrs Cornwall Fire and Rescue were alerted to two people and a dog stuck in marshland in Tywardreath unable to rescue themselves back to solid ground. An appliance from Fowey, water rescue vehicles from St Austell and Falmouth and a technical rescue officer were immediately mobilised. On arrival the crews located only one adult stuck, along with a dog, approximately 10M from solid ground. Using water rescue equipment, inflatable pathways and small tools the firefighters successfully rescued all persons and animals uninjured. The persons were checked over by South West Ambulance. All appliances and officers have now left the scene.]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41391John RickardCritical Control received a number of calls this afternoon reporting a commercial building was on fire at Launceston Retail Park. Appliances from Launceston, Callington and Liskeard were mobilised immidiately along with a wholetime officer. When the first appliance arrived the officer in charge sent a message informing Critical Control that there was smoke issuing from building. An additional appliance from Launceston Fire Station was mobilised. At 1649hrs the incident commander requested the attendance of an aerial ladder platform as fire had been detected in the roof space of the building. This was requested from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, as the closest ALP. At 1706hrs the incident commander requested two further appliances to support the fire fighting efforts and to provide resilience for breathing apparatus wearers. He also confirmed all persons had been evacuated and accounted for from all the retail stores in the vicinity. The additional appliances were mobilised from Bodmin and Holsworthy. At 1730hrs a message was sent to say the fire was believed extinguished and crews were monitoring for hotspots. An appliance from Devon and Somerset FRS used a fog spike to dampen down hotspots in the walls. A fire investigation officer is liaising with Devon and Cornwall Police to investigate the cause of the fire. ]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41389Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, both appliances from Penzance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised, on arrival there was found to be a two vehicle collision, two casualties were within the vehicles, ambulance crew treated the casualties, fire service personnel proceeded to make the vehicles safe and assisted attending Police units with traffic management. ]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41388Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Tolvaddon and Hayle were mobilised, on arrival the crew found that an external fire had spread and involved a bungalow, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel to extinguish the fire. One person was treated at the scene by fire personnel for the effects of smoke and slight burns and was then taken into the care of attending ambulance crew. Crews remain on scene cutting away and ventilating the property. ]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfire - Spreadhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41387Ian OliverOne appliance from Newquay was original mobilised to this incident, on arrival it was found that a bonfire had spread and involved two containers and also two LPG cylinders. A further appliance from Newquay was mobilised as well as two Officers. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hosereel jets at the scene to extinguish the fires. ]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41386Ian OliverOn receipt of several calls for this incident, resources from Looe were mobilised, on arrival the crew found an area of approximately twenty square metres alight, which was extinguished using hosereel jets and beaters. ]]>Tue, 26 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire At a Solar Panel Farmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41385Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Bude and an appliance from Holsworthy as well as a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to this incident. It involved a fire in an invertor on a Solar Panel Farm. The crew were assisted by Western Power and the Site Maintenance Technician to isolate all electrical connection to the invertor and the scene was made safe. There are no further details for this incident. ]]>Thu, 21 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Unit Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41384Maggie NoyAt 12:20 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received a call to a fire, from a property stating there was a fire in a lazer printer. Two appliances from Truro and one from Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. Along with a Wholetime Officer. At 12:35, crews made pumps four and further appliances from Tolvaddon and Falmouth and Penzance were mobilised, as well as two more Wholetime Officers. Firefighters confirmed a fire in a Sign and Print Centre which had broken through the roof. Four Breathing Apparatus, two Main Jets, Hosereels and Thermal Image Camera were in use. Western Power were in attendance to isolate electrics. Police were in attendance for traffic management. Fire Investigation was carried out but unable to determine exact cause due to significant fire damage but the most likely cause is due to electrical association. ]]>Thu, 21 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41382Megan VigoAt 14:35 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received 24 repeat calls for a large fire, coming from the roof of a building. One appliance from Hayle and Tolvaddon were mobilised to the incident. Along with a Wholetime Officer. On arrival, crews made pumps four and further appliances from Tolvaddon and Penzance were mobilised. Firefighters confirmed that one single storey agricultural building is fully involved in fire. Four Breathing Apparatus, two Main Jets, two Thermal Imaging Cameras and four Hose Reel Jets are currently in use. ]]>Tue, 19 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41365John RickardThere have been no incidents of note. The news desk will be updated throughout the day when incidents occur.]]>Mon, 4 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Fuel Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41380Sarah LynhamA crew from Penzance Community Fire Station were mobilised to a report of fuel leaking from a vehicle. On arrival the crews isolated the leak and ensured the safety of all involved. ]]>Sun, 17 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTAssit Policehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41381Laura HeskethAt 0010 CFRS received a request to asset Police in the search for a high risk missing person, after consulting with the Duty Tactical officer one Pump from Looe community fire station and one officer were mobilised. Water rescue units and an additional officer were then requested by the incident commander. The female was located by on scene helicopter fire service resources subsequently stood down and the person was left in care of Ambulance and Police. ]]>Mon, 18 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41379Adam OliverOne major fire appliance and a light 4x4 appliance from St Just responded to this incident. On arrival a gorse fire measuring twenty five square meters was discovered. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.]]>Fri, 15 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41378JoshCritical Control began receiving multiple calls at around 02:21 to a fire outside of a residential property. The only details given were that it was a wheelie bin that had been deliberately set on fire. On arrival the first crew updated Control that the fire now involved the house itself and they were unsure if people were inside. The incident was made 'Persons Reported' and an ambulance was requested. Crews using breathing apparatus (BA) entered the property under rapid deployment to search for saveable life within the property. The crew found the property to be heavily smoke logged. Having searched the property the crew were unable to find any persons inside the property and believed that all persons were accounted for. The fire was extinguished by 03:26 and all BA crews were withdrawn by this time. Callers were able to provide descriptions of the persons believed responsible and this was passed to police at the time of mobilising. The incident was handed over to the police who are currently investigating. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 (or email 101@dc.police.uk) quoting log 101 of 16/05/20.]]>Fri, 15 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTSingle Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41377Maggie NoyOne appliance from Helston Community Fire Station and the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station along with a Flexi Duty Officer attended this incident. It involved a single vehicle that had left the road and was on its roof in an adjacent field. There was one casualty who had already left the vehicle and was in the care of the Ambulance personnel. Police were also in attendance. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 15 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41376Maggie NoyTwo appliances from Truro Community Fire Station and a Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to a report of smoke coming from the front door of a terraced property. The fire was located in a first floor bedroom of a two storey domestic property. The crew used two sets of breathing apparatus and one hosereel jet to extinguish the fire which was believed to have been caused accidentally. One male casualty with burns to their hands was left in the care of the Ambulance personnel and Police were also in attendance. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 15 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41375Sarah Lynham at 1137 Critical Control Centre received a call stating that a smoke alarm was sounding from within a property and the caller could see a pan unattended on a cooker. Crews from Launceston and Callington Community Fire Stations attended the scene and used Breathing Apparatus and a Positive Pressure Ventilation fan to alleviate the situation. ]]>Wed, 13 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41374Janice JamesCritical Control received several 999 calls reporting a gorse fire. A fire crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was mobilised and on arrival found approximately 50 square metres of gorse alight. This was quickly extinguished using beaters. ]]>Tue, 12 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTSaltashhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41373Helen KnightAt 0107 this morning, Critical Control received a call to a kitchen on fire. Two crews from Saltash were mobilised and one from Devon Fire and Rescue Service also attended. They were met with a small fire in a single storey bungalow involving a kitchen hob. The fire was extinguished using a hosereel by firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Tue, 12 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41372Helen KnightA crew from Newquay attended an unattended bonfire on a building site. They used a hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 12 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41371Maggie NoyAt 2255 a call was received to a fire in the open. One appliance from Bude was mobilised to the incident. On arrival they found a large unattended bonfire. The crew then asked for a second appliance to assist due to the nature of what was being burnt. The crews used hosereels to extinguish the fire. Due to what was being burnt on the fire, crews then had to decontaminate on scene. The crews were on scene until almost 0200 hrs. Update 13/05/2020: The hazard involved were the corrugated roof panels on the bonfire which were suspected to contain some level of asbestos. Samples were taken and will be tested at the lab today. ]]>Tue, 12 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTChimney Fire Spread To Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41370Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Saltash attended a call to a chimney fire which had broken through the flue and was smouldering on the roof of a property. Firefighters used a 10.5 metre ladder, one hose reel jet and a chimney kit to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sun, 10 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTLarge Shed On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41369Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and one from Hayle are in attendance at a large shed on fire. The shed measured 20 x 20 metres and was well alight on crews arrival. The fire was spreading to an adjoining property on crews arrival and they used six breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, one safety jet and a ground monitor on the fire. Update 00:46 Crews making steady progress and water is being supplied by water shuttle to the scene. Update 02:01, the fire has been extinguished. Fire crews will remain on the next 20 minutes damping down. ]]>Sun, 10 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41368John RickardOur Critical Control Centre received a call at approximately 8:00am this morning from a concerned dog owner, reporting his dog had fallen down a shaft in the St Ives area. Immediately an appliance from St Ives, a specialist line rescue vehicle from Tolvaddon and a Technical Rescue Officer were moblised. On arrival it was confirmed a dog was down the shaft and the shaft was very overgrown, making safe access difficult initially. ** Update @ 09:00hrs ** Firefighters are currently making better access and setting up a rope recovery system to access the shaft. ** Update @ 10:00am ** One dog has been rescued safe and well. Crews are making up their equipment and will shortly be returning to their home stations]]>Sat, 9 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41367Mark PhilpottAt 1022 Critical Control received a 999 call stating a van was on fire in the Gwennap area. One appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended. On arrival crews confirmed it was an engine malfunction and no fire involved. #falsealarm #StaySafe #StayHomeSaveLives]]>Thu, 7 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Accidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41366JoshCritical Control were contacted at 10:49 by Ambulance Control reporting an industrial accident involving one casualty who was trapped under unstable machinery. One appliance was mobilised from Truro Community Fire Station and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station. The nearest Wholetime Station Manager was mobilised as the Incident Commander and the nearest Technical Rescue Tactical Advisor was also mobilised, who was a second Wholetime Station Manager. Due to it being an industrial accident the police were also notified of the incident and attended the scene. On arrival crews found one casualty, a 35 year old male, with crush injuries to his upper body. The casualty had been released prior to arrival of the fire service. Crews used air bags from the Rescue Tender to stabilise the machinery. Cornwall Air Ambulance attended the incident however the casualty was taken to hospital by road. The injuries are possibly life-changing. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed of the incident.]]>Wed, 6 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41364JoshCritical Control received a 999 call reporting smoke coming from a neighbours property and that the person was inside. The incident was made 'Persons Reported' and three fire appliances, two from Truro Community Fire Station and one from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised. A Station Manager was also mobilised as an Incident Commander. Critical Control urgently contacted Police and Ambulance Control Rooms and both sent resources immediately. The first crew arrived on scene and forced entry into the property which was smoke logged. A priority message was sent back to Critical Control stating "Flat smoke logged. Confirm Persons Reported". A fourth appliance was initially mobilised to assist until it could be established crews had sufficient resources at this incident. This was later returned to Tolvaddon Community Fire Station to provide fire cover for the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area. Crews searching the property located the occupant who was rescued and taken to safety. Crews administered first aid to the casualty who was suffering from smoke inhalation until the arrival of an Ambulance. An initial fire investigation has identified the cause to be from cooking. The fire was accidental and confined, although there was smoke spread into communal areas.]]>Fri, 1 May 2020 23:00:00 GMTRTC Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41363JoshAt 21:52 Critical Control received an emergency call from Police stating a tractor had collided with an electricity pole, and the driver was trapped inside with an electricity cable lying across the vehicle. Two appliances from Liskeard Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised along with the Rescue Tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station. A Wholetime Station Manager was also mobilised as an Incident Commander. Ambulance were requested by Critical Control along with Western Power Distribution. Upon arrival crews had to proceed on foot to locate the incident. On arrival crews confirmed one casualty trapped in a tractor by a live electricity cable carrying around 11,000 volts. Upon arrival of Western Power Distribution it was confirmed the power supply had been cut and that it was safe to move the casualty. They were released from the tractor and thankfully had no injuries.]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFalse Alarm Due To Smoke From Near By Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41362Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to a fire alarm that was sounding in an unoccupied building. Wadebridge Community Fire Station were mobilised to investigate. On arrival it was found that smoke from a nearby bonfire had set the alarm off.]]>Sun, 26 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTRtc Persons Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41361Tom MorcomAt 19:58, the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call informing them of a road traffic collision with someone trapped in the area of Treluswell, Penryn. A Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon was immediately mobilised along with two appliances from Falmouth. A whole time officer also attended for support. On arrival, fire crews confirmed one person trapped in a vehicle. They used Crash Rescue Equipment to release the casualty. All casualties were left in the hands of South Western Ambulance Service and the incident was handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police. All appliances have now left the scene and no further updates are available for this incident. ]]>Thu, 23 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41358Jenna GendallFirefighters were mobilised to a plume of smoke seen from East Looe this afternoon. On investigation Firefighters located the source of the smoke and confirmed that it was a controlled burning. Advice was given to the people in attendance.]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41359Jenna GendallOne fire appliance from Penzance attended a call to 4 square metres of gorse on fire. Firefighters used a forest pack and beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTControlled Burninghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41360Jenna GendallCrews from St Austell were mobilised to a call reporting trees on fire. Firefighters attended the scene and confirmed that the fire was controlled burning. Advice was given to the people on scene. ]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41357Maggie NoyOne appliance fro Helston Fire Station attended a call to smoke seen in the distance. On arrival crews found one bonfire on open ground left unattended. The crew used two hosereels to extinguish.]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTBonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41356Maggie NoyOne appliance fro Helston Fire Station attended a call to smoke seen in the distance. On arrival crews found one bonfire on open ground left unattended. The crew used two hosereels to extinguish.]]>Tue, 21 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTTelehandler On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41355Jenna GendallFour firefighters on one appliance attended a call to a telehandler on fire. Firefighters extinguished the telehandler which was well alight on crews arrival. ]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41354Tom MorcomCritical Control mobilised to a suspected persons reported fire at a wooden structure in Porthallow at 01:56. Crews from Looe, Polruan and Liskeard attended. On arrival, all persons were accounted for. Crews, wearing BA, used a hose reel jet and C02 Extinguisher to put the fire out. The fire was confirmed out at 02:26.]]>Sat, 18 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41353Tom MorcomCritical Control received several 999 calls at 13:57 to reports of a bonfire out of control in Stenalees. An appliance from St Austell Fire Station was initially mobilised. Once on scene, they confirmed that the fire had spread to 2 vehicles and a row of hedges and requested assistance. Following this, a further appliance from St Austell was mobilised along with a wholetime officer for support. Crews remain on scene along with Western Power who are providing assistance with a mains power cable which is involved. Please avoid the vicinity of the area at this time while crews carry out their work. Update 1600 Fire is now out. One appliance is remaining on scene dealing with hotspots. Please help protect your community and local fire crew by ceasing all controlled burnings and bonfires until further notice. ]]>Wed, 15 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41352JoshWe received a 999 call from a person in St Stephen (Restormal) saying they could see flames in the distance. Control identified the approximate area on mapping from the callers address and mobilised one appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station to the general area of Gwindra Road. On arrival the crews identified the location as Gwindra Industrial Estate. Crews forced entry to a compound where a bonfire was well alight involving a car amongst other materials. The fire was unattended and therefore crews extinguished the fire.]]>Tue, 14 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41351JoshAt 20:44 Critical Control received the first of 12 999 calls reporting a fire in the Dudnance Lane area of Pool. Three appliances were mobilised; two from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and one from Hayle Community Fire Station. A Station Manager was also mobilised as the Incident Commander. On arrival crews found a caravan well alight which was starting to spread to a second caravan and a car. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus under Rapid Deployment used two hose reel jets to prevent serious escalation of the incident. On arrival of further resources the fire was extinguished. The third appliance from Hayle was not required and instead stayed in the Camborne area to provide fire cover. Arson is suspected and the incident has now been passed to the police.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41350Josh PlowmanFirefighters from Helston responded to a vehicle fire that was well alight on arrival. The crew used two sets of breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish. The cause was accidental and spread.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41349Josh PlowmanA crew from Tolvaddon responded to multiple calls to an out of control bonfire. Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the rear garden of a property involving two gas cylinders. A Hazardous Material Environmental Protection Advisor was also mobilised to this incident. Crews cooled the cylinders to a sufficient temperature before leaving the scene. The cause was accidental and spread.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41348Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Delabole attended a call to an area of gorse and grass on fire. Firefighters used beaters to extinguish the small fire.]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse and Grasslandhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41347Jenna GendallTwo appliances from Bodmin attended a call to an area of gorse and grass which was alight. The area covered around 10 acres and crews used beaters alongside a portable pump and hose reel jet to extinguish and damp the fire down.]]>Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41346Jenna GendallFirefighters from Callington attended a call to 100 metres of hedge set alight. The fire was smouldering on crews arrival, one hose reel was used to damp the area down. ]]>Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTControlled Burning Spread To Hedgehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41345Jenna GendallOne fire appliance attended a call to smoke seen in the distance, on investigation crews located a bonfire which had spread to a length of hedge. Firefighters and a farmer on scene extinguished the hedge fire.]]>Sun, 12 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire and Explosionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41344JoshCritical Control and Devon and Cornwall Police have received multiple 999 calls reporting a fire and explosion involving gas cylinders. Three appliances, one each from Tolvaddon, Truro and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised along with a Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor (HMEPA). The Police also dispatched their resources to the scene. On arrival crews found one caravan fully involved in fire. Initially 2 firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. A second seat of fire was located and the crew from Falmouth were sent to extinguish this using a hose reel jet. Crews have now extinguished both seats of fire. We have confirmed no cylinders were involved in the incident, however crews have been unable to ascertain what caused the explosion reported by callers.]]>Sat, 11 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTPerson Trapped - Confined Spacehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41343JoshWe received a 999 call reporting a person trapped in a drain (confined space). As the casualty was reported to be uninjured, an appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station was sent to investigate along with a Technical Rescue Tactical Advisor. On arrival crews confirmed the casualty was trapped approximately 15 feet down, with access through a drain measuring 0.5m x 0.5m. Specialist Line Rescue Units were requested from Tolvaddon and Bodmin Community Fire Stations. An ambulance was also requested as the casualty had a head injury. Crews used a Safety at Height And Confined Spaces (SHACS) Pack to extricate the casualty. They were then assessed by an On-Call Firefighter who is a full-time Paramedic who also gave first aid. Two firefighters were decontaminated on scene as a precaution.]]>Sat, 11 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41342Mark PhilpottAt 0554hrs critical control received multiple calls stating a vehicle was on fire in Furze Hill Bodmin. Two appliances from Bodmin Fire Station were mobilised. On attending crews discovered one vehicle well alight. Crews used 2 breathing apparatus & 2 hose reel jets to extinguish. Devon & Cornwall Police were also requested to attend this incident. ]]>Sat, 11 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTLarge Shed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41341Janice James@ 16.06 Critical Control received a 999 call to a large concrete shed on fire. Crews from Delabole and Callington Community Fire Stations and an appliance from DSFS Holsworthy Fire Station, who were standing by at Launceston were mobilised with an Officer. On arrival they found a large shed alight, where two crews using two hosereel jets started to extinguish the fire. Good progress was made and @ 17.04 - the fire was declare out and a crew is remaining on scene monitoring hotspots. ]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41340Janice JamesCritical Control received several calls to smoke issuing for this area. Crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station were mobilised to the incident with a crew of 4 to investigate along with GPV with a crew of 2. Crews set about extinguishing the fire using beaters. @ 13.07 assistance message for 6 more personnel was requested. Two Crews from Launceston Community Fire Station were mobilised to assist. @14.35 assistance message for 8 further personnel was requested to assist. Callington and the on-call crew at Bodmin Community fire Station were mobilised. A total of 22 firefighters were in attendance using beaters and monitoring hot spots in the area. @ 16.26 The fire was declared out and crews were making up. ]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41339Janice JamesCritical Control received a 999 call @09.19 hours to the gorse on fire near to Brown Willie and Buttern Hill. Crews from Delabole Community Fire Station attended and extinguished the fire using beaters.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTIncidents To Notehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41338Jack WattsTo update everyone on what had happened overnight. - Critical Control took several calls throughout the night to bonfires. - Crews from Padstow, Wadebridge, Delabole, Launceston and Bodmin community fire stations were called to a gorse fire in the area of Davidstow.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41337Josh PlowmanOne appliance from Tolvaddon was initially sent to heavy smoke in the area of Trelowarren Street in Camborne. Critical Control operators were able to monitor the incident on CCTV and discovered a well developed fire. This led to a second appliance from Tolvaddon being mobilised. The first attending crew found a large shed to be fully involved in fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and a main jet to extinguish the blaze.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41336Josh PlowmanCritical Control received a total of 29 calls to a garage on fire in Dobwalls this evening. Initially two appliances from Liskeard and a wholetime officer were mobilised but following several calls reporting the garage to be well alight and gas cylinders exploding, an additional appliance from Lostwithiel was also sent to the scene. The crews were faced with a single storey garage that was well alight and proceeded to extinguish using four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one covering jet. UPDATE: 01:03 Fire now extinguished. UPDATE: 02:00 One appliance remains on scene at this time monitoring hotspots.]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41335Megan VigoAt 10:35 this morning the Critical Control received an emergency call, regarding a tractor on fire in Mount. One appliance from Bodmin was mobilised. Crews discovered a tractor, well alight and used two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reels to extinguish ]]>Thu, 9 Apr 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 GMT