Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Mon, 28 Sep 2020 09:49:39 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42549Jenna GendallThere have been no further incidents of note to report. The news desk will be updated as and when incidents occur.]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTChild Stuck In Treehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42552Sarah LynhamCritical Control received a call reporting a child stuck in a tree. On arrival the crew from St Austell Community Fire Station used a triple extension ladder to remove the child from tree and return them to their parents. ]]>Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42551Sarah LynhamOn receipt of a call from a concerned neighbour who could hear smoke alarms and smell burning, two crews from Truro Community Fire Station were mobilised. On arrival access was gained via a first floor balcony and cause found as cooking left on the hob. ]]>Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42550Sarah LynhamMultiple calls received by Critical Control Centre of a pick up truck well alight. One appliance mobilised from Bodmin Community Fire Station. On arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the blaze. Police also assisted with this incident and closed the A30 Eastbound for a short period of time. ]]>Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTSmoke Detectors Save Liveshttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42548Mark PhilpottAt 0027 hours a family were woken by smoke alarms sounding. A fire appliance from Tolvaddon fire station was mobilised to the incident. A small fire was extinguished by the occupants before it had time to develop and before the arrival of the fire appliance. The fire crew checked that everything was safe. The smoke alarms saved the lives of the family]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTPersons Reported Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42544John RickardAt 2215hrs three appliances from Penzance, St Just and a wholetime officer were mobilised to a property in Newlyn after a report of a burning smell coming from an upstairs flat. On arrival crews gained entry to the affected flat and discovered a smoke logged property. Firefighters using breathing aparatus entered the flat and found two persons unconcious. They were rescued from the property and given first aid by the crew until an Ambulance arrived. A small fire on a cooker was extinguished, both persons were left in the care of South West Ambulance Service.]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42545John RickardThe Critical Control Centre received a 999 call at 19:51hrs reporting a fire in a kitchen at a property in Hallworthy. Crews from Delabole and Launceston were immediately mobilised along with a wholetime officer. Fire crews reported back to the Critical Control Centre that a kitchen fire had been discovered, crews were using breathing aparatus, hose reel jets and powder extinguishers to fight the fire. All persons had left the property and were accounted for. Once the fire had been extinguished, a thermal imaging camera was used to check for any fire spread. Soon smoke was seen coming from a ceiling void. Firefighters proceeded to remove floor boards from the room above to expose the void, crews found the fire had spread to the void and it was quickly extinguished using a hose reel jet. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear the property of smoke before handing the incident back to the owners.]]>Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42543Janice James@ 01.20 hours Critical Control received a 999 call to reports of smoke issuing from a property. Fire crews from Saltash and Callington Community Fire Stations and an Officer were mobilised along with assistance from a Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue appliance from Camelshead. On arrival they found a small smouldering fire which was removed. Two casualties were treated by Ambulance crews on scene and left in their care. ]]>Sun, 20 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTCandle Started Fire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42542Amanda MastersCrews from Looe are attending a fire in a domestic property caused by a candle, on arrival crews found the fire was out, however the female occupant is suffering from smoke inhalation so an Ambulance has been requested. By following these guidelines, you can reduce the risks that come with using candles. Always extinguish candles before you leave a room. Always use a suitable holder when burning candles. Scented candles turn to liquid; always burn them in a suitable glass or metal container that can withstand the heat of the liquid. Candles should always be placed out of the reach of children and away from areas where pets can get to them. Put them on a heat-resistant surface and be especially careful with tea lights, which get hot enough to melt plastic; TVs are not fire resistant objects. Extinguish candles before moving them and don’t let anything fall into the hot wax, like matches. ]]>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42540Maggie NoyFire Service are in attendance at a large property fire, there currently 8 pumps in attendance, specialists appliances and Flexi Duty Officers. Police and Ambulance are also in attendance. The incident is in its early stages and the crews are currently very busy. There no further details at this time.]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42539Mark PhilpottCrews from St Austell & Mevagissey have attended a property fire in the St Austell Area. On Arrival crews assisted 1 person, 2 dogs and 2 cats from the property. Crews used breathing apparatus & hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. ]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42537Jed StoneEarly this morning two fire appliances from Launceston fire station were mobilised to a reported shed on fire. The shed fire spread to adjacent vehicles. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42510Megan VigoThere have been no incidents of note to report at this time. The news desk will updated throughout the day as and when incidents occur.]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTPerson Released From Foot Bridgehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42536Jenna GendallOne crew from St Austell attended a call to a person who had gotten their foot trapped in a metal foot bridge. Crews used crash rescue equipment to cut the person free from the metal. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Tue, 15 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTKitten Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42535Helen KnightAt 1145 today Critical Control received a call regarding a kitten trapped in a drain on a busy road. The callers stopped to make sure the kitten was safe until Fire Crews arrived. Two appliances were mobilised from Delabole to this incident. One crew carried out the rescue of the kitten and one crew carried out traffic management to keep the crew safe while they performed the rescue. The crew used their hose inflation kit to retrieve the kitten from the drain. The kitten was then taken by the members of the public who discovered it to a local vets to be checked over. There is a picture of the kitten after the rescue on Delabole Community Fire Stations Facebook page. ]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42534Jenna GendallAt 23:01 a call was received to a barn on fire on Boscaswell downs. The barn measured 10 x 10 metres and appliances from St Just, Penzance and a Water carrier from Helston were mobilised to scene. The barn contained wood and Firegighters used two main jets to prevent the fire spreading to a tractor in the barn. Firefighters have remained on scene all night preventing the spread of the barn. Police are attending this incident as the cause is unknown. ]]>Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42531Jenna GendallOne appliance from Bude attended a call to an area of hedge measuring 6 x 1 metre which was smouldering. Crews used back pack sprayers to damp down the hedge. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTBin Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42530Jenna GendallOne crew from Falmouth attended a call to a bin on fire alongside a bus shelter. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and a hay fork to damp down the fire and turn over. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42532Jenna GendallOne crew from St Austell were mobilised to a small area of gorse. Crews fought the fire using back packs. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTCorn Field On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42528Jenna GendallOne appliance from Falmouth was mobilised to an area of corn on fire in a field off od Trescobeas road. On crews arrival they located a fire with a 40 metre front and requested 'Make Pumps two'. A second appliance from Truro was mobilised to the scene. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and beaters to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTLeaking Gas Cylinderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42529Jenna GendallFirefighters dealt with a small leaking gas cylinder which had the burner stuck on top. Firefighters placed the cylinder in a secure compound to vent safely.]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTHay and Hedge On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42527Jenna GendallOne appliance from Helston attended a call to an area of approximately 50 metres of cut hay and hedge well alight. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42526Jenna GendallTwo crews from Bude were mobilised to a large tractor on fire. On arrival the vehicle was well alight and crews used two breathing apparatus and two hosereels to extinguish the accidental fire. ]]>Sat, 12 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42525Laura HeskethCrews from Tolvaddon, Perranporth and Falmouth have attended a multiple caravan fire this morning. Two hose reel jets, one main jet and breathing apparatus were in use to extinguish the fire. A cordon was put in place to protect public from cylinders which were involved. Police also attended incident. No further information at this time.]]>Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTSerious Incident involving Police Officerhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42524Laura HeskethJust before 11am this morning we responded to a incident involving a request for assistance from the Police. Three appliances were immediately mobilised. A Station Manager was also mobilised. once on scene fire crews assisted with the incident also on scene were Ambulance crews, Cornwall Air Ambulance and a number of police officers. A Join fire investigation with Devon and Cornwall Police has been conducted. There are no further updates on this incident. All media enquiries should be directed to Devon and Cornwall Police. ]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42523Ian OliverAppliances from Newquay and Perranporth attended this incident, which involved a large camper van, which on arrival was found well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hose reels at the scene to extinguish the fire. Crews were delayed for some time damping down. The cause was accidental. The owners were alerted by a smoke alarm within the vehicle, which ensured that all persons were quickly out of the vehicle and away from immediate danger.]]>Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42522Ian OliverSeveral calls were received for this incident, St. Dennis and St. Austell attended, on arrival there was found to be a heavy goods vehicle well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish. Due to heavy traffic in the area, Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Tue, 8 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTWater Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42521Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from the ambulance stating a person was injured and in the river at Looe, appliances from Looe and Liskeard and Water Rescue Teams from St. Austell and Bude were mobilised, On arrival the crew confirmed that there was a casualty approximately 25 metres from safety, crews worked with HM Coastguard, who were also on scene, to get the casualty to safe ground.]]>Tue, 8 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTChemical Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42520Ian OliverWe are in attendance at an incident involving chemicals in the Carninney Lane area of Carbis Bay. At this time, we have resources in attendance from St Ives, Penzance, Tolvaddon and St Just. We have 3 wholetime officers on scene. This is a multi-agency incident and our crews are working with other services on scene. An exclusion zone is being set up. Devon and Cornwall Police are urging people to stay away from the area and keep windows and doors closed at this time. Update 1430 hours: It was confirmed that there was a leak of Hydrogen Sulphide, working alongside colleagues in the Environment Agency the open water in the area was tested and they were happy with the water quality regarding public safety. Samples were taken from Carbis Bay Beach right back to the source of the spill. All crews are preparing to leave the scene at this time. This was a well co-ordinated incident involving Cornwall Fire & Rescue, South West Ambulance Service Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police, the Environment Agency, Coastguard, RNLI and Cornwall Council.]]>Tue, 8 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42519Ian OliverOne appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon attended this incident, on arrival the crews found two vehicles involved, one casualty was still within one vehicle, crews gave general assistance at the scene and made the vehicles safe, West Country Ambulance were in attendance and treated the casualty. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Tue, 8 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42518Josh PlowmanFirefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reel jets to extinguish a property fire. 14:43 - Make pumps 3 14:52 - Make pumps 5 Appliance's from Wadebridge, Padstow, Bodmin, and St Columb, plus the Incident Command Unit from Launceston, and the Operational Support vehicle from St Austell are on scene. UPDATE: 19:10 - A crew from Delabole have been mobilised to relieve the crews still on scene. They will monitor and cool hotspots for the next few hours. UPDATE: 23:49 - All hotspots have now been extinguished. All appliances have now left the scene. ]]>Sun, 6 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTBoat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42517Maggie NoyTwo appliances from St Ives Community Fire Station and one from Hayle Community Fire Station attended a fishing vessel on fire alongside in the harbour. On arrival crews found the wheel house of the vessel to be well alight they used two main jets and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Police, Coastguard and Environment Agency also informed and in attendance. Further investigations into the cause of the fire will be carried out in daylight.]]>Sat, 5 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42516Ian OliverBoth appliances from St. Austell attended this incident, one car was well alight and had spread to involve a further vehicle, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two hosereel jets. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance.]]>Wed, 2 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTFuel Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42515Maggie NoyOne appliance from Truro community Fire Station attended a fuel spill from a vehicle in attendance at the garage. Crew used one hose reel to wash down and the Environment Agency have been informed.]]>Tue, 1 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTOver the Border Assistancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42514Maggie NoyOn a request from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue one appliance attended, arriving on scene the crews gave support to Devon resources in dealing with a tractor fire.]]>Tue, 1 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42513Maggie NoyOne appliance from Penzance and the Water Rescue vehicles attended this incident. A sheep had been balanced on the edge of bank in a 20m deep flooded quarry. The crew along with water rescue technicians and two Officers co-ordinated the rescue and the sheep was brought to safety. The RSPCA were also informed. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 1 Sep 2020 23:00:00 GMTOver the Border Assistancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42511Ian OliverOn a request from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue the Environment Support Vehicle and a support appliance from Saltash as well as an Officer were mobilised, arriving on scene the crews gave support to Devon resources in dealing with a chemical spill.]]>Mon, 31 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42509Ian OliverOne appliance from Bodmin attended this incident, on arrival the tractor was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet.]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMT8 Pump Building Fire - Updatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42508Ian OliverCritical Control received a number of 999 calls at approx. 02:30hrs reporting smoke coming from an abandoned building near Malpas in Truro. Appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon Fire Station were mobilised, along with a wholetime officer. On arrival the incident commander requested to make pumps 4 and an appliance from Perranporth Fire Station was alerted. Crews on scene reported back to Critical Control that this was a two storey building which was well alight, where fire had spread to the roof in multiple places. A further two appliances and an aerial ladder platform was requested. ** Update at 03:52hrs ** Colleagues from South West Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police are in attendance to support our crews. There are currently 8 pumping appliances and a number of supporting vehicles at the incident. At 06:00 - A total of 16 Fire Service vehicles including 8 major appliances remain in attendance at this fire. Other specialist kit in use includes the Aerial Ladder Platform, Incident Command Unit, Environmental Support unit and the Breathing Apparatus support unit. The Fire service remains in attendance fighting the fire. It is believed that the fire service will be in attendance at this incident for much of the morning. Details will be updated as and when the incident progresses. Update1400 hours: Most resources had returned to their home stations by mid morning. A joint Fire Investigation involving Devon & Cornwall Police and Cornwall Fire & Rescue is still currently under way. ]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42507Jenna GendallOne appliance from Helston at standby at Tolvaddon was mobilised to a small hedge fire near Kehelland. Firefighters used a back pack to damp down a small area of fire. ]]>Sat, 29 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTLarge Barn Fire (6 Pumps)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42506JoshAt 17:04 Critical Control received the first of three 999 calls to a barn on fire. Three appliances were initially mobilised from Tolvaddon, Truro and Perranporth Fire Stations as well as a Group Manager from Penzance. Upon arrival crews sent an Assistance Message 'Make Pumps 4'. An additional appliance was mobilised from Hayle Fire Station. A second Assistance Message was sent to Control at 17:34 'Make Pumps 6 Water Carrier 1'. Two additional appliances were mobilised from Tolvaddon and St Ives Fire Stations, as well as an Incident Command Unit from St Just Fire Station, an Operational Support Unit from Falmouth Fire Station and Station Manager from Bodmin. The barn measures approximately 20 metres x 15 metres and is well alight. Two additional appliances have been mobilised for standby purposes: An appliance from Helston is providing fire cover in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth conurbation, and another from Penzance is providing fire cover in the St Ives area.]]>Sat, 29 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42505Jenna GendallOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a call to a chimney fire. The fire was out on crews arrival however there was a significant hot spot within the flue. Firefighters used a stirrup pump, hose and chimney gear to cool the hot spot before leaving scene. ]]>Sat, 29 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire in Community Building (Make Pumps 6)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42504JoshThe Critical Control Centre received a 999 call at 04:15 this morning reporting smoke coming from the roof of a community building. Two appliances were mobilised by Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and a Group Manager from Penzance. Shortly after arriving crews sent an Assistance Message, "Make Pumps 4 Smoke Issuing". Additional appliances were mobilised from Falmouth and Perranporth Community Fire Stations, as well as an additional Wholetime Station Manager from Bodmin, an Incident Command Unit from St Just Community Fire Station and an Operational Support Unit from Falmouth. Network Rail were advised of the incident due to the proximity of the Cornish Main Line to the fire, but there was no disruption to trains because of this incident. At 04.55 a second Assistance Message was sent, "Make Pumps 6". A further two appliances were then mobilised from Truro and Helston Community Fire Stations. At 05:18 a further Assistance Message was sent, "Make Aerial Ladder Platform 1". An Aerial Ladder Platform was mobilised from Truro. In summary, there was a significant fire on the first floor. Four Breathing Apparatus wearers were committed for internal firefighting however this was hindered by the intense heat inside. Multiple hose reel jets were used to attack the fire externally through windows. The fire was extinguished by 09:49. The cause was accidental and the fire spread from the point of origin.]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTPersons Locked In Disabled Toilethttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42501Maggie NoyTwo people were released from the public toilets by Perranporth Fire Station crew. The crew used crash rescue equipment to gain access. There are no further details to this incident.]]>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42499Maggie NoyTwo appliances from St Austell Fire Station attended this incident. The crews used one hosereel to extinguish a large amount of domestic waste in the garden which had spread to the fence. Arson was suspected and the Police have been informed. There are no further details. ]]>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42500Maggie NoyOne appliance from Liskeard Fire Station assisted ambulance staff with a male who was trapped in low level scaffold. He had fallen between the scaffold and foundations and sustained a head injury. The crew rescued him from the scaffold and assisted ambulance staff with transferring him on a spinal board to the waiting air ambulance. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTGas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42498Ian OliverBoth appliances from Tolvaddon attended this incident, which involved rubbish bags which had been set alight and had spread to a gas main, which ruptured, crews prevented spread of the fire using main jets and remained defensive. Wales & West Gas Board are in attendance and will be digging up the road to isolate the gas supply. Devon & Cornwall Police also in attendance. No further details at this time.]]>Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42497Megan VigoAt 18:59 this evening the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call, stating a cooker was on fire at a residential property in Camborne. Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a Whole Time Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crew made pumps four, due to smoke seen issuing. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel were in use. Further appliances were mobilised from Perranporth and Hayle. Along with the Incident Command Unit from St Just and the Operational Support Vehicle from Falmouth. Firefighters confirmed a mid terrace three storey house, with a fire located in a first floor flat. Two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel was used to extinguish the fire. The fire has been confirmed as accidental. ]]>Mon, 24 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTFirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42496Ian OliverResources from St. Ives, Hayle and Truro were mobilised to a reported fire at an hotel, on arrival crews found that an outside heater had been on fire, but fortunately was out on arrival, advice was given.]]>Sun, 23 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42495Andy TaylorOn receipt of this call both appliances from Liskeard were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a domestic property consisting of four floors well alight, a request for further resources was made and appliances from Callington, Looe, Lostwithiel, Saltash and Bodmin were mobilised, also an aerial ladder platform from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue was requested, the operational support vehicle from St. Austell and the command support vehicle from Launceston were mobilised. Over fifty firefighters and four Officers are on scene. Update 0543 hours: Teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using main jets and hosereel jets at this time. Devon & Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance Trust are also in attendance. Update 0555 hours: The Environmental Support Vehicle from Saltash and the Welfare Vehicle from St. Dennis are also attending. Update 0600 hours: Residents are being advised to keep their windows shut in the vicinity due to a large smoke plume in the area. Update 0900 hours: The fire has now been extinguished, crews have used positive pressure ventilation to clear smoke from an adjacent property and accommodation for residents is being organised. The majority of appliances and support vehicles have now started to return to their home stations. A fire investigation is now taking place, in conjunction with Devon and Cornwall Police. Update 1145 hours: One fire appliance from Liskeard remains in attendance dampening down. A joint fire and police investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42493Adam OliverTwo pumping appliances from Saltash Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a large bonfire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. There are no more details available for this incident. ]]>Sun, 16 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTPublic House Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42492Mark PhilpottCrews from Falmouth, Helston & a wholetime officer have attended a small fire in a Public House in the Helford Area. Crews used Breathing Apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This is all the information we currently have. ]]>Sat, 15 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Premises Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42491Adam OliverPumping appliances from St Ives, Hayle, Penzance, and Tolvaddon with support vehicles from St Just, Falmouth and Helston responded to reports of a fire at a commercial premises. On arrival a industrial fryer unit fire was discovered.Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Police and the ambulance service were also in attendance. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire At Former Hospitalhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42490JoshAt 21:36 we received a 999 call reporting smoke and possible flames coming from the former Edward Hain Hospital, St Ives. Three appliances from St Ives, Hayle and Tolvaddon were mobilised along with a Wholetime Station Manager from Penzance. On arrival crews found smoke issuing from the property and sent an assistance message "Make Pumps 4". The fourth appliance was sent from St Ives. Due to the size of the incident an Incident Command Unit from St Just was mobilised, along with an Operational Support Unit and additional Wholetime Station Manager from Falmouth. 4 Breathing Apparatus wearers were committed inside the building to undertake an interior fire attack supported by an external fire attack using main jets. Assistance was requested from Devon and Cornwall Police due to the number of fire resources in and around the A3047 main road into St Ives. South Western Ambulance Service were informed but as there are no casualties their attendance is not required at this time. UPDATE 22:51 Urgent Assistance - Make Pumps 6 6 Breathing Apparatus wearers committed inside the building. Fire spread is escalating. UPDATE: 23:35 Additional Breathing Apparatus required. Two Technical Support Units have been mobilised. UPDATE: 00:28 Fire now extinguished. Initial fire investigation carried out and the cause is likely to be accidental, possibly due to loose cables in a void. In addition to the large number of resources on scene, three additional On-Call crews have been on standby providing fire cover in St Ives, Tolvaddon and Falmouth.]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42489Ian OliverAppliances from Penzance and St. Just attended this incident, on arrival there was found to be smoke issuing from the property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered a first floor flat of a three storey property measuring six by twenty metres and extinguished the fire in the kitchen using a high pressure hosereel jet. No further details available.]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42488Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Truro, Tolvaddon and Falmouth were mobilised, on arrival, the fire was confirmed as 'Persons Reported' and smoke issuing, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet and a dry powder extinguisher to extinguish the fire and rescue one person from a first floor flat of a block of flats measuring sixteen by ten metres. Police were requested also an ambulance to treat a casualty for the effects of smoke inhalation. Arson was suspected, Devon & Cornwall Police arrested one person at the scene. No further details are available.]]>Sun, 9 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTHazardous Materials Incidenthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42487JoshAt 07:29 we received a 999 call from a industrial unit near Rock, North Cornwall, where a spillage has occurred involving a significant quantity of hydrochloric acid. Three appliances from Wadebridge, Delabole and Bodmin were mobilised, along with an Environmental Support Vehicle and Support Pump from Saltash, and an Incident Command Unit from Launceston. An Area Manager is currently the Incident Commander and is assisted on scene with a Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor and Command Support Officer. A Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection Advisor is also providing tactical advice in the Critical Control Centre. We have requested assistance from Devon and Cornwall Police, South Western Ambulance Service, Cornwall Council, Environment Agency, South West Water and Public Health England. Crews are currently developing their tactical plan and looking at what operational tactics will be required to safely resolve the incident. UPDATE 09:07 - Up to 1000 litres of hydrochloric acid has leaked from a container into a contained drainage system. No casualties are involved. The company involved are arranging for a specialist contractor to clean up the spillage. UPDATE 14:12 - Incident has officially been handed back to the company who own the site, and a specialist contractor is now managing the recovery phase of the incident. The vast majority of the acid drained away and was contained in an underground tank designed for such emergencies. A very small amount of acid remained overground within the bunding (containment) around the tank. We were assisted by a range of agencies including South West Water, Environment Agency and Public Health England, all of whom have satisfied themselves that there is no risk to the wider public or environment. ]]>Sun, 9 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMT6 Persons Rescued Boathttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42486Janice JamesCritical Control received an assistance call from Falmouth Coastguard Control to 6 persons stranded in a boat in the mud at Penpole Creek. A Crew from Truro Community Fire Station & a water rescue team from Falmouth Community Fire Station assisted Falmouth Coastguard mud rescue team to rescue the stranded occupants of the boat who were approximately 150 metres out from the shore line. A multi agency rescue took place where the occupants were brought to shore and safety using two mud sleds and a capstan winch. ]]>Sat, 8 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42485Amanda MastersCrews from Newquay and St Dennis are on scene dealing with a two vehicle road traffic collision, Police and Ambulance are also on scene assisting a female from a vehicle, fire crews are making the vehicle and scene safe, as a result the traffic is heavy in this area.]]>Fri, 7 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire Alarm / High Risehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42483Adam OliverWe received a 999 call reporting a fire alarm sounding at a high rise property in Newquay. As per our policy for high rise buildings, a pre-determined attendance of three appliances, an aerial ladder platform and an officer were mobilised. Two appliances and the aerial ladder platform came from Newquay with the third appliance coming from Perranporth and a Group Manager from St Austell. On arrival crews carried out a thorough investigation of the property and after speaking with occupants it was discovered that a manual call point had been pressed in error.]]>Tue, 4 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTCarbon Monoxide Alarmhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42482JoshAt 03:18 we received a 999 call reporting a carbon monoxide alarm was sounding inside a campervan. One appliance from Penzance was mobilised to the scene to investigate and test for the presence of carbon monoxide. The campervan was sealed for 15 minutes and then tested, and crews found no carbon monoxide present. Crews gave advice to occupants before leaving.]]>Tue, 4 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTAmbulance Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42481Maggie NoyCritical Control received a request from Ambulance Control to assist with one of their ambulances that had reported a clutch went bang and there was smoke coming from the bonnet. Two appliances were mobilised one from St Columb Fire Station and one from Wadebridge Fire Station. On arrival the fire had already been extinguished by a passer-by using a dry powder extinguisher. The fire crew made the vehicle safe. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42480Maggie NoyOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended an area of grass that was on fire. The crew used one hosereel to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTIncident Involving Gas Cylinderhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42477JoshAt 20:27 we received a 999 call from RCH Treliske reporting a gas cylinder had exploded. Three appliances were mobilised from Truro and Tolvaddon, as well as a Group Manager as the Incident Commander. Upon arrival crews found that the cylinder had been dropped and the contents released. They confirmed the UN Number on the cylinder with Critical Control who have access to ChemData, a comprehensive database of hazardous materials which gives advice to emergency services on how to resolve an incident. The gas was confirmed as Nitric Oxide (Medical-grade Entonox). Crews wearing breathing apparatus investigated and found that all the contents had been released. They ventilated the area before handing back control to the Hospital. ]]>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42479Maggie NoyOne appliance from Looe Fire Station attended to a 15 month old child who had locked themselves in the house. Crews gained access through a second floor window using a triple extension ladder and the child and mother were immediately reunited.]]>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42478Maggie NoyOne appliance from Fowey Fire Station was mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found one vehicle well alight they used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. To assist with traffic management a support vehicle was requested from the station until the attendance of the Police. There are no further details available.]]>Mon, 3 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTDog Rescued From Mine Shafthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42476Maggie NoyCritical Control received a call from the owner of a dog who had fallen down a mine shaft and got stuck approximately 10 foot down. The specialist rope rescue equipment from Tolvaddon Fire Station was mobilised along with the support vehicles. One Technical Rescue Officer was also mobilised. A single rescuer was committed on two lines and the dog was brought successfully to the surface by 2233hrs, to be reunited with its owner. ]]>Sun, 2 Aug 2020 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42475Maggie NoyOne major appliance and an ancillary vehicle from Fowey Community Fire Station attended this incident. The crew used two hosereels to extinguish a small fire measuring approx. 15 square meters. For bonfire safety information please see attached.]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Person Releasedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42474Andy TaylorFire crews from Launceston, Callington and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a car that had overturned with a person trapped. Ambulance and Police also attended. Firefighters used crash rescue equipment to release a person by 1440hrs. The casualty was left in care of the Ambulance service. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42473Megan VigoAt 10:01 this morning the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call, stating smoke was coming from the engine compartment of a Campervan. One appliance from Bodmin was mobilised to the incident and discovered one campervan, well alight. Firefighters used one Hose Reel Jet and two Breathing Apparatus to extinguish the fire. Devon and Cornwall Police were also in attendance at the incident. ]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTWaste Container Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42472Josh PlowmanTwo crews from Newquay responded to a large waste container on fire. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a main jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was classed as accidental and confined.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTOut of Control Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42471Josh PlowmanA crew from St Austell responded to this incident. The fire was contained using a wildfire backpack.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire In Workshophttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42470Josh PlowmanCrews from Tolvaddon and Truro along with two wholetime officers responded to a reported fire within a workshop. The crews arrived to find there had been a small fire which was out on arrival.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRtc - Person Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42469Josh PlowmanPumping appliances from Newquay and St Dennis, the rescue tender from Bodmin and two wholetime officers responded to reports of a road traffic collision. On arrival the crews discovered a single vehicle road traffic collision involving a car and a garden wall. No persons were trapped so the crews made the scene safe before leaving. Police and Ambulance also attended.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42468Josh PlowmanA crew from Newquay extinguished a six metre section of hedge using two hose reel jets.]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42467Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance from Launceston and a light 4x4 vehicle from Callington were mobilised to a vehicle fire. The crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and a main jet to extinguish the fire. The fire was confirmed as accidental and confined. ]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Premises Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42466Adam OliverAppliances from Newquay, St Dennis, and St Columb responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a industrial fryer was discovered.Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. No further details are available for this incident. ]]>Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42464JoshAt 03:54 Critical Control received a call from Police, stating that a person had made a 999 call to them reporting a fire alarm sounding in a residential property and a female screaming. On this basis the incident was made 'Persons Reported' and three appliances were mobilised - two from Falmouth and one from Tolvaddon. An Area Manager was the nearest Officer to the incident and was therefore mobilised. This is part of our normal mobilising procedure, the nearest Wholetime Officers will always be sent to a life risk incident regardless of rank. After contacting the original caller and upon further investigation, we were satisfied that there was no immediate threat to life, and therefore the appliance from Tolvaddon and Area Manager were stood down. The two appliances from Falmouth still proceeded to confirm there was no fire. Fire crews met with Police on scene and confirmed the incident was a "False Alarm with Good Intent".]]>Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Two Caravans, Eight Vehicles, Various Out Buildings and Waste Landhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42465Jenna GendallAt 01:46 this morning several 999 calls were made to a large fire off of Green Lane seen from St Erth. One appliance from St Ives was mobilised to investigate. Shortly after a 999 call was received from an occupant of Green lane stating that they had a fire in their caravan and believed it might have spread to some near by vehicles. On receiving this information, a second major appliance and a smaller pumping appliance from St Ives were mobilised to the scene. Two minutes after the arrival of firefighters on scene a request for ‘Make Pumps Three’ was made, crews confirmed that two caravans and multiple cars were well alight. A third major appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised to the scene along with a Water Carrier from Helston as there were poor water supplies in the area. At 02:11 crews had two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus under rapid deployment. At 02:55 crews confirmed along with the two caravans that eight vehicles were well alight and that the fire had also spread to a shed and an area of wasteland. Gas cylinders on scene had been cooled and considered safe and that two-breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera was in use. At 03:45 Firefighters confirmed that the fire had been extinguished, a fire investigation confirmed that the fire had started accidentally. Firefighters remained on scene damping down hot spots until 05:20 this morning. ]]>Tue, 28 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTScrap Cars On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42463Mark Philpottat 1354 Critical control received a call stating that there was some scrap cars on fire near Mile End. Appliances from Mullion, Helston and a wholetime flexi officer attended. Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Crews have now left the scene. ]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=42462Mark PhilpottAt 0618 the control centre received a 999 call stating that there was a fire in the property. Appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin and a flexi duty officer attended. Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. West Country Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTGoods Washed Ashorehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41462Maggie NoyAt 0721 the critical control centre received a call to reports of a drum that had been found on the beach, one crew from Bude community fire station and a wholetime officer were mobilised and attended with HM Coastguard. On Scene crews identified this to be a non toxic material and the drum was placed in an overdrum and will be taken for disposal. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41460Helen KnightAt 1927 Critical Control received several calls to a car on fire. Two crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended the incident, the car was well alight on their arrival and the fire had spread to the hedge. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used hosereels and beaters to extinguish the fire. There is no further information on this incident.]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTGas Leakhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41459Megan VigoAt 12:51 this afternoon Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were called, to a strong smell of gas on a building site in the St Columb area. Firefighters worked with Wales and West Utilities to isolate the gas leak. A small number of commercial properties were evacuated and a 100m cordon was put in place as a precaution. ]]>Tue, 21 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41433John RickardThere have been no incidents of note to report since the last update, there will be further updates as and when incidents occur.]]>Mon, 29 Jun 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41458Janice James@01.59 Critical Control received a call to a fire in the distance. St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to investigate. On arrival thye found a vehicle to be well alight. Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hosereel attempted to extinguish the fire. An assistance message was received "Make Pumps 2" where an addition crew from St Austell was sent. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and used a jet to cool the surrounding area and near by property Incident was left with Devon & Cornwall Police as this fire was suspect arson]]>Sun, 19 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTAssist Air Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41455JoshWe received an emergency call from the Ambulance Service requesting assistance with a casualty who received serious injuries after falling from a horse. One appliance and a 4x4 Vehicle were mobilised from St Dennis. On arrival Cornwall's Air Ambulance was in attendance however due to the location they were unable to land close to the casualty. Fire crews assisted in extricating the casualty to the landing site and handed them over to paramedics for the flight to hospital.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41454JoshAt 11.30 Critical Control received the first of three 999 calls reporting a tractor fire and associated smoke in the area. Two appliances were mobilised, one from Falmouth and one from Helston, along with a Wholetime Station Manager. On arrival crews found one tractor well alight, and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus attempted to bring the fire under control. The tractor was carrying approximately 240 litres of diesel. The fire was extinguished at 12.20. The cause was accidental and the fire was confined to the tractor.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41456JoshAt 07:43 we received a 999 call for a fire in a residential care home. Three appliances, two from Bodmin and one from Lostwithiel were mobilised along with a Group Manager from St Austell. The fire was out on arrival and the crew of the first appliance were able to inspect the building to ensure it was safe. All other resources were stood down and returned once it was established the fire had been extinguished.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTAssist Ambulance / Gain Entryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41457JoshWe were called shortly before 7am to assist an ambulance crew gain access to a premises where the patient was collapsed and lying against the front door. On arrival crews used a triple extension ladder to gain entry via a window and allow access for the ambulance crew.]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41453Janice James@ 03.35 Critical Control received a report that a domestic garage was on fire. A fire crew from St Dennis and two fire crews from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised with an Officer to investigate. On arrival they believed the fire to be out. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to investigate, where they damped down the items that had been on fire and removed them from the building to open air. Crews remained in attendance damping down and checking for hot spots. ]]>Sat, 18 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41452Tom MorcomCritical Control received repeat calls to a fire in the open at 05:57. A crew from Helston attended and requested further assistance from another appliance. Critical Control then mobilised a crew from Tolvaddon. BA crews are fighting the fire with a hosereel jet. No further update available at this time. Crews are still on scene. ]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTMotorcycle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41451Tom MorcomCritical Control received a few repeat calls stating a motor cycle on fire in Fore Street, Beacon at 20:49. A crew from Tolvaddon was mobilised and on arrival declared one motorbike well alight. Crews used BA and a hosereel jet to extinguish the blaze. No further update. ]]>Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTFire - Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41450JoshAt 21:23 Critical Control received a 999 call reporting that there was a fire in a residential address and that the occupant was unable to leave because of a possible medical condition. As the occupant was confirmed to be inside, the incident was made 'Persons Reported' and three appliances were immediately mobilised (two from Newquay and one from Perranporth). Two Wholetime Station Managers were also mobilised to the incident. At the same time both South Western Ambulance Service and Devon & Cornwall Police were requested. On arrival one elderly occupant was rescued by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus. This update was passed to Critical Control as well as an urgent request for an ambulance as the occupant had suffered smoke inhalation and had difficulty breathing. This was relayed to Ambulance Control who upgraded the incident as immediately life threatening and an ambulance arrived within 8 minutes. Devon & Cornwall Police attended the scene and satisfied that the fire was extinguished and the casualty was being treated by ambulance crews there was no further need for police involvement. The cause was accidental and is believed to have initially been caused by a tea towel having caught fire on a stove. ]]>Sun, 12 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41449Janice JamesAt 05.38 Critical control received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police stating that there was smoke issuing from a derelict building. Three fire appliance and an officer were mobilised to the incident. Two appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and an appliances from Hayle Emergency Services Community Station. On arrival firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hosereel entered the building. There was a brazier alight within the building with two persons asleep who escorted to safety by firefighters.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41448Ian OliverOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended this incident, on arrival the crew found the caravan well alight, the fire was extinguished using a high pressure hosereel. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Thu, 9 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41447Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Columb attended this incident, on arrival the vehicle was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two high pressure hosereel jets. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance.]]>Wed, 8 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41446Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that persons were trapped, appliances from Bude, Launceston and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised. On arrival crews found a single vehicle in a field, fortunately all persons were out of the vehicle, crews made the vehicle safe. Casualties were treated by attending ambulance crews. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Wed, 8 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRTC Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41445Adam OliverOne appliance from St Columb Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a single vehicle road traffic collision was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in-attendance. There are no other details available for this incident. ]]>Tue, 7 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTBuilding Fire (Make Pumps Six)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41444Helen KnightCurrently the service has six pumps plus support vehicles in attendance at a building fire. Good progress is being made at this time. No other details are available at this time. Update at 04:54 There are currently 8 major appliances in attendance and this incident with supporting vehicles and an area ladder platform. Officers at the incident are asking that members of the public in the Carclaze area keep their doors and windows closed due to the on going incident. ]]>Tue, 7 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTBarn Fire (Make Pumps Six)https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41443Adam OliverCurrently the service has six pumps plus support vehicles in attendance at a barn fire. Good progress is being made at this time. No other details are available at this time. ]]>Tue, 7 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41442Adam OliverOne pumping appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a car fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Mon, 6 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41441Josh PlowmanTwo major pumping appliances from Launceston and Callington, a water carrier from Liskeard and a flexi-duty officer have been assisting Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service at a make pumps 6 barn fire. 16:11 - UPDATE: The crew from Liskeard remain on scene assisting Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service resources at this time. ]]>Mon, 6 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTPerson Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41440Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Wadebridge, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and two Flexi-Duty Officers were mobilised to reports of a roof collapse at a domestic property with a casualty trapped underneath the wreckage. The crew discovered a small area of ceiling had collapsed but the casualty had been released prior to arrival and was in the hands of South Western Ambulance Service. Firefighters completed an investigation into the cause of the collapse before making the scene safe and returning to station.]]>Mon, 6 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41439Josh PlowmanOne major pumping appliance and a light 4x4 vehicle from Wadebridge, the Rescue Tender from Bodmin and a Flexi-Duty Officer responded to reports of an overturned tractor and trailer. On arrival, the crew discovered no persons were trapped but found twelve cows still within the trailer. The crew stood by to provide scene safety while the cattle were transferred unharmed to another trailer. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Mon, 6 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41438Helen KnightAt 2044 Critical Control received multiple calls to a car on fire on the A30 Westbound near to Summercourt. One appliance from St Dennis Community Fire Station attended and on arrival found the car to be well alight, The crew wore breathing apparatus and used to hosereels to extinguish the fire. The incident was left in the hands of the Police.]]>Sun, 5 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41437Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from St. Ives and Hayle were mobilised, on arrival it was confirmed a fire in the kitchen, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed with a hosereel jet and a thermal imaging camera and extinguished the fire. Update 1515 hours: The fire has been extinguished and crews have returned to home stations.]]>Sun, 5 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41436Amanda MastersCrews from St Austell were mobilised to Cornish Market World car park to a car fire, upon arrival crews found the vehicle well alight and tackled the blaze using two hosereels and two sets of breathing apparatus.]]>Sat, 4 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMTMud Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=41435John RickardAn appliance from Saltash Community Fire Station assisted a Specialist Rescue Team from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue this evening at Saltmill Creek, Saltash. Working alongside a team from the Coastguard, crews worked to recover a male and dog from a small boat stuck on the mud in the creek. Using mud rescue mats the crews created a pathway across the mud. The male and dog were both rescued uninjured and left in the hands of the Police. ]]>Sat, 4 Jul 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 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 GMT