Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service News ItemsNews Items published by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue ServiceengabLibrary RSS Component v1.0Tue, 23 Oct 2018 23:09:20 GMTUpdatehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34292Ian OliverThere have been no incidents to report at this time. As and when incidents of note occur, the Newsdesk will be updated. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable, by having them swept regularly it will help prevent fires within chimneys. Get your chimney swept before the colder weather sweeps in so you’re ready for those cosy nights by the fire. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 5 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34400Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington attended this incident, car well alight, extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34399Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, which was made 'Persons Reported', appliances from Falmouth and Truro were alerted, on arrival there was found to be a fire on the outside of the building which had spread to the porch of the property, all persons were quickly accounted for, the fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a high pressure hosereel jet. Three casualties at the scene were examined by attending Ambulance personnel and declared okay. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34398Laura HeskethAt 07:09 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Appliances from Callington and Liskeard were mobilised to the incident along with a whole time officer. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing. Firefighters discovered the fire on the ground floor of the property and used two Breathing Apparatus and one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34397Andy TaylorNumerous calls were received for this incident, on arrival the crews found a barn well alight and requested further resources, further appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon attended, also in attendance were the water carrier from Helston and support resources from St. Just and St. Austell. The fire involves a barn measuring twenty by thirty metres containing 150 bales and farm machinery. Update 1730 hours: A further appliance from Truro is now in attendance, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using main jets at the scene, ground monitors are in use attempting to extinguish the fire. Update 2030 hours: Fire crews are now leaving the incident scene. Update 0630 hours (22/10/2018): At this time there are two appliances and a water carrier on scene. Firefighters are monitoring the scene. Update 0900hrs (22/10/18): Relief crews are in attendance from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Helston Community Fire Stations with two pumps and a water carrier. The contents of the barn are being turned over by a telehandler and the fire extinguished using jets. Arson is suspected as the cause of the fire and a joint fire and police investigation is continuing. ]]>Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34396Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin were mobilised, on arrival crews found three vehicles involved, one person was released using crash rescue equipment, further casualties were treated at the scene by attending ambulance crews. The road was closed. Further details from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were in attendance.]]>Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTA39 Winnards Perchhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34395Adam OliverOne appliance from Padstow Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a road traffic collision involving a car and motorcycle was discovered. Firefighters assisted to make the scene safe. There are no further details available for this incident. ]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34394Mark PhilpottAt 2225 Critical control received a 999 call stating that smoke and loud bangs could be heard coming from a bungalow in the Breage area. Appliances from Helston, Tolvaddon and flexi duty officer were mobilsed. On arrival the message was that the bungalow was well alight & make Pumps 4. Further resources from, Hayle, Falmouth, and St Just were mobilized along with 2 more flexi duty officers.]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34393Emma MatthewsAt 04:10 this morning, the Critical Control Centre mobilised four appliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Delabole, Padstow and the Water Carrier from Liskeard, to a barn fire. Firefighters are currently using two breathing apparatus and four main jets. Crews are making good progress. ***Update 06:10*** Breathing Apparatus has now been withdrawn from the incident and the fire extinguished. Firefighters are damping down using two Hose Reel Jets and one Mains Jet. ]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34392Katherine TakelAt 18:32 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding an industrial unit on fire. Fire appliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Padstow, Delabole, St Columb, St Austell, Lostwithiel, Aerial Ladder Platforms from Newquay and Truro, Water Carriers from Liskeard and Helston, the High Volume Hose from Newquay, along with the Incident Command Unit from Launceston and the Welfare Unit from St. Dennis are currently in attendance. Firefighters have confirmed one large industrial unit approx. 60 meters by 30 meters, well alight. Crews are advising members of the public that live within the vicinity of Trenant Industrial Estate to keep all windows closed and stay clear of the area. ***Update*** Crews remain in attendance, making good progress. Businesses on Palmers Way and Trenant Vale are closed until further notice. There will be a further update available at 10:00am. Update: 11:59 Good progress is being made and the size of the incident is starting to be scaled back. There are currently two pumping appliances, an aerial ladder platform and the High Volume Pump in attendance. A fire investigation will take place soon. Update: 17:05 One appliance and an aerial ladder platform is remaining at the incident until further notice to monitor hotspots and damp down. ]]>Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34391Andy TaylorFire appliances from Helston, Hayle, Mullion and St Keverne and a command unit from St Just are in attendance at a fire in a barn. Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, are using a jet and two hosereels to extinguish the fire. Fire appliances are parked on the main road between Helston and Hayle, so drivers are urged to approach with caution. ]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTHotel Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34390Emma MatthewsCritical control received a 999 call stating smoke from the roof of the hotel. One pumping appliance and the aerial ladder platform from Newquay supported by additional appliances from Perranporth & St Columb. The fire was in the chimney flue of the five storey building, measuring 70 metres by 70 metres. Chimney rods and a hose from the aerial ladder platform were used to extinguish the fire by 1835hrs. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire web page through the link below. ]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34389Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, one appliance and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised as well as an officer, on arrivaql there were found to be three vehicles involved, fortunately there were no persons trapped, a number of casualties were treated at the scene by attending ambulance personnel, the air ambulance was also in attendance, Fire service personnel assisted with scene safety and remained giving assistance. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance.]]>Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmell of Burning In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34388Richard LuffThe Fire Service received a call to a smell of burning in a property on Island Crescent Newquay. Two appliances from Newquay and further appliance from St Columb were mobilised along with a Wholetime Officer. On arrival crews investigated and found a small fire involving a towel which had been extinguished prior to the arrival of the Service.]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTCollapsed Electricity Cablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34387Adam OliverOne appliance from Launceston responded to this incident. On arrival a high voltage cable was found lying across the main road. Firefighters are assisting Western Power to make the scene safe. ** Update at 1310 HRS it has been estimated that the A388 in the Lezant area will be closed for at least three hours **]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTCollapsed Electricity Cablehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34386Adam OliverOne appliance from Wadebridge responded to this incident. On arrival a high voltage cable was found lying across the road. Firefighters are assisting Western Power to make the scene safe. ]]>Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Agricultural Buildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34385Megan VigoTwo appliances from Tolvaddon and a whole-time Officer were mobilised at 05:43 this morning, to a agricultural building fire. Firefighters discovered one stable block, approximately four meters by four meters, well alight. Two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets were used to extinguish the fire. Crews remain on scene damping down and turning over. Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Tue, 9 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34384Megan VigoAt 20:31 this evening two appliances from St Ives were mobilised to reports of a shed on fire. Once in attendance crews confirmed one shed fire, well alight. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. ]]>Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Car In Collision With Househttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34383Andy TaylorTwo fire appliances from Wadebridge and the rescue tender from Bodmin attended a road traffic collision, where a car had collided with a house. A casualty has been released from the vehicle and a further casualty was left in care of ambulance. Firefighters assisted further by making the scene safe. A structural engineer has been requested to assess the house. If further details are required, please contact Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34381Jenna GendallAppliances from Helston, Penzance and a Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the road between Helston and Porthleven. Crash rescue equipment was used to cut free casualties from the vehicles who were then left in the care of Ambulance services. There are no more details available on this incident. ]]>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTDouble Decker Bus On Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34382Jenna GendallTwo fire appliances from Falmouth and one from Truro attended a call to a double decker Bus on fire between the Treluswell Roundabout and Perranarworthal on the A39. The bus was well alight on crews arrival, fire crews used three hose reels with four breathing apparatus to tackle the fire. Highways were requested to attend due to damage to the road surface and the Environment agency were informed of the incident. There are no more details available on this incident.]]>Sun, 7 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34380Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Launceston Fire Station attended a single vehicle road traffic collision. Crews used crash rescue equipment to release a door to assist paramedics with the removal of one casualty. The vehicle and scene were made safe.]]>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBonfire in Gardenhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34379Maggie MooreOne appliance from Looe Fire Station has attended a bonfire that was out of control. The crew used two hosereel to extinguish the fire that has spread to approx. 20m by 8m. ]]>Fri, 5 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Truckhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34377Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident. One pick up truck was well alight and crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The crew treated one male driver of the vehicle for shock on scene. There was some damage to the tarmac and this was reported to Highways. Police were also informed. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Flat Roofhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34378Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station and one from Lostwithiel Fire Station were mobilised to this incident. On arrival crews found that an external rubbish fire had spread to the flat roof of a domestic property. The property was smoke logged and crew used four breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. The occupants were out of the property but a dog was rescued by firefighters and is safe and well.]]>Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34376Adam OliverAppliances from St Austell and Mevagissey responded to this incident. On arrival a fire was discovered inside a utility room. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher and hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTBarn Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34375Adam OliverWe are currently in attendance at a barn fire. Firefighters from Saltash, Looe, Lostwithiel, and Callington are on scene with the the water carrier from Liskeard, Incident Command Unit from Launceston, Operational Support Vehicle from St Austell, Environmental Support Vehicle from Saltash and the Welfare vehicle from St Dennis. The barn size is 30 meter by 40 meter. Update at 11:11 HRS Good progress is being made. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels and a main jet to extinguish the fire. Update at 15:15 HRS The incident has now been downscaled. One appliance remains on scene and is monitoring the scene and damping down hot spots. ** Update at 16:00 HRS ** All Fire Service Resources have now left the scene. Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below: ]]>Wed, 3 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34374Emma MatthewsA total of 18 firefighters and a Fire Officer from St Keverne and Helston Community Fire Stations, in two fire appliances, a 4 x4 vehicle and water carrier attended a large gorse fire in the Goonhilly Downs area. Approximately two hectors of gorse was well alight. Fire crews asked for the assistance of the Water Carrier from Helston Community fire Station due to limited water supplies. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished using two hose reels and beaters. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below:]]>Tue, 2 Oct 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34373Emma MatthewsOne appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station was mobilised to a chimney fire at 20:36 this evening. Firefighters discovered one log burner, with a small fire above the register plate. Chimney rods and small tools were used to gain access and extinguish the fire. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34372Megan VigoAt 20:21 this evening, Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a single vehicle road traffic collision in St Mawes. Appliances from St Mawes, Truro and Tolvaddon attended the incident, along with an Officer. On arrival, crews used Crash Rescue Equipment to remove the doors from the vehicle and release the casualty. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance.]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTNumerous Fires Set In Townhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34371Katherine TakelAn appliance from St Austell has attended four separate fires in the open today involving grass, bushes and hedgerow. Firefighters used hose reels, small tools and beaters to extinguish the flames. The cause of these fires is arson and the Police have three people in custody.]]>Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFair Ride Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34370Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire at a fair ground ride in School Lane, Summercourt. One pump from Newquay and one pump from St Dennis Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire on a fair ground ride trailer. The trailer, which was approximately 10 metres by 3 metres over 2 storeys, was out on arrival. Crews damped down the fire and requested the Ambulance for one person suffering smoke inhalation. Crews administered oxygen and assisted with first aid while waiting for the Ambulance. A handover form was completed and the incident was left safe. ]]>Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Transformer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34369Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude responded to this incident. On arrival a electrical transformer fire was discovered. Firefighters worked with Western Power engineers to make the scene safe. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectricity Pole Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34368Adam OliverAppliances from St Austell and Bodmin responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a electricity pole was discovered. Firefighters worked with Western Power engineers to isolate and extinguish the fire. The incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34367Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Bodmin and Wadebridge along with a Wholetime Flexi Duty Officer were mobilised to a property fire this evening. The first appliance in attendance reported the fire, which started in the kitchen was out on arrival. The crews carried out an inspection before leaving the property in the care of the occupant.]]>Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34366Megan VigoSouth West Ambulance contacted the Critical Control Centre at 20:12 this evening, requesting our attendance to a road traffic collision. Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Perranporth were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision. Firefighters removed the vehicle from the carriageway and made the scene safe. Police and Ambulance were also in attendance. ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34365Megan VigoAt 19:35 Penzance were mobilised to reports of a Chimney Fire. Once in attendance firefighters used a Stirrup Pump and Rods to extinguish the fire. Cold weather can increase the dangers in your home through additional measures taken to keep warm. In the UK on average, 12,000 chimney fires occur every year. During 2015/16 Cornwall firefighters tackled 124 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34364Megan VigoAt 19:07 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. Appliances from Truro, Tolvaddon and Perranporth were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered smoke issuing. Firefighters discovered the fire on the ground floor of the property and used two Breathing Apparatus and one Safety Jet to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34362Richard LuffThe Fire Service were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle that had hit a wall and a sign. One major appliance and landrover attended the scene with the vehicle smoking. Crews made the scene and vehicle safe, assisting the Ambulance Service with one male casualty who was conveyed to hospital by land ambulance. Police also attended the scene and were awaiting recovery to attend fro the vehicle.]]>Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Fire In Petrol Filling Stationhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34360Emma MatthewsCritical Control received numerous calls to a vehicle on fire on a petrol station forecourt. Fire crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised to the incident along with a Fire Officer. On arrival fire crews found the vehicle to be well alight. A covering jet was used to protect the area and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose jet extinguished the fire.]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34359Emma MatthewsCritical Control received a call to a road traffic collision outside Cubert Village. Fire Crews from Newquay and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and a Fire Officer were sent to the location where they found one person trapped in a vehicle. Police, ambulance and air ambulance were in attendance also and one person was rescued by fire crews and left in the care of ambulance personnel. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34358Ian OliverOne appliance from Penzance Fire Station and one Hayle Fire Station attended this incident. One outbuilding in close proximity to main dwelling was well alight. Crews used four breathing apparatus and one hosereel to extinguish the fire. Western Power were also in attendance to isolate power from nearby pole. There are no further details for this incident.]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34357Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Falmouth Fire Station and one from Perranporth Fire Station were in attendance at this incident. On arrival crews reported smoke issuing from the property. The house measured 15m by 15m with fire located in the ground floor kitchen. In total crews used four breathing apparatus, two hosereels and two thermal image cameras. The cause of the fire is believed to be an unattended chip pan. ]]>Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTAnimal Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34356Emma MatthewsOne donkey has been successfully rescued from a sinkhole by firefighters from Helston and Tolvaddon Fire Stations. The crews used a harness and general purpose lines to lift the donkey from the two feet deep hole. The donkey was unharmed and left in the care of its owner. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's role in animal rescues from the link below:]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34355Janice JamesCritical Control received several calls to a vehicle on fire in the Penrice Parc area of St Austell. A crew from St Austell Community Fire Station made an attendance and on arrival confirmed two vehicles were on fire and spreading to a near by property. An additional fire appliance was requested from the crews on scene and a fire crew from Fowey Community Fire Station was sent. Two firefighters wear breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets extinguished the fire. ]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34354Janice JamesCritical Control received a call to a electricity cable arching to a property at this location. Fire crews from Launceston and Callington Community Fire Stations attended this incident. On arrival they found a cable to be lying on the ground and cordoned the area off from the public. Western Power did attend to survey the area and make safe.]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34353Janice JamesAt 08:52 this morning a call was received from Police, regarding a single vehicle RTC, persons trapped. One appliance from Liskeard and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a single vehicle RTC, no persons trapped. Firefighters isolated the vehicles battery and made the vehicle safe. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTWashing Machine Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34352Ian OliverAppliances from St. Austell, Fowey and St. Dennis were mobilised to this incident, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the using a hosereel jet.]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34351Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from a school, appliances from St. Ives, Hayle and an Officer were mobilised. On arrival it was confirmed that there had been a fire involving the oven, which was fortunately extinguished. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the premises.]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34350Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon attended a car fire at 22:04. On arrival the crew confirmed the car was well alight and used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus to extinguish. The cause was accidental. ]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34349Laura HeskethThis afternoon crews from Padstow attended a fire in a hedge row. Hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. For more information on how to prevent a fire in the countryside, select the related link below:]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34348Emma MatthewsFire crews from Falmouth, Helston and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations and a Fire Officer attended a road traffic collision with one person trapped. The persons was rescue by fire crews and left in the care of ambulance crews.]]>Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34347Emma MatthewsCritical Control received several emergency calls to a property fire in Lower Treluswell, Penryn. Two fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station and Fire Officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival they found a 2 two storey dwelling to be well alight, where two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building. The fire was extinguished using a hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera and positive ventilation fan was also used at the incident. A fire investigation will take place during daylight hours. ]]>Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34346Ian OliverOne appliance from Launceston attended this incident, the vehicle was well alight on arrival, fire extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two hosereel jets.]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34345Ian OliverOne appliance from St. Ives attended this single vehicle RTC, the vehicle was on its roof, no persons were trapped, crews made scene safe. Devon & Cornwall Police and also the ambulance service were in attendance.]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34344Ian OliverOn receipt of this call, appliances from Hayle and Tolvaddon were mobilised also the rescue tender from Tolvaddon. Two vehicles were involved, one person was assisted from a vehicle by fire crews, who also made the scene safe. Devon & Cornwall Police were also in attendance.]]>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Flathttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34343Emma MatthewsAt 1539hrs Critical Control received a call from a resident reporting a fire in a flat. Two appliances from St Ives Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised. Control operators used local knowledge and the assistance of CCTV monitoring equipment within the Critical Control to quickly assess the situation and mobilise a further two appliances, one from Penzance and one from Hayle Community Fire Stations. Specialist appliances from St Just, Falmouth and Truro were also mobilised as well as three Flexi Duty Officers. On arrival of the St Ives crew they made the incident persons reported and then subsequently rescued one male casualty from the smoke filled property. He was given oxygen therapy for smoke inhalation and left in the care of paramedics. The property covered 3 floors and measured approx. 15m by 10m, crew used 4 breathing apparatus, 1 hosereel jet and a thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. The fire is now out and Fire Investigation Team are now on scene working with Police to ascertain the cause of the fire. There are no further details of the incident.]]>Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34342Ian OliverAppliances from Bodmin and Launceston were mobilised to this incident, on arrival a mini bus was well alight, which was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using hosereel jets. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance.]]>Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34341Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from a members of the public reporting trees on fire outside of Lidl, Penryn. One pump from Falmouth Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a hedge on fire, measuring approximately five meters by 5 meters. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet and one main jet. The scene was left safe and arson was suspected for this incident. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Sun, 9 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34340Adam OliverAppliances from St Just and Penzance responded to this incident. On arrival a shed fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Sat, 8 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34339Adam OliverAppliances from Newquay and Truro responded to this incident. On arrival a tractor fire was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Sat, 8 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Involving Outbuildinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34338Ian OliverAppliances from Tolvaddon and Hayle attended this incident, an outbuilding was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hosereels to extinguish the fire. Western Power also attended.]]>Thu, 6 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34337Ian OliverOne appliance was initially mobilised to this incident, on arrival there were found to be two vehicles alight and a further appliance from Bodmin was requested. Teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereels and a dry powder extinguisher to extinguish the fires. ]]>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34336Ian OliverOne appliance from Bude attended this incident, a vehicle had collided with a shop front, causing major damage, crews cordoned off the scene and proceeded to make the area safe. Devon & Cornwall Police were in attendance and stayed in attendance until the arrival of a structural engineer to assess the situation.]]>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTChimney Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34335Ian OliverDelabole attended this incident, the fire involved a woodburner, the fire was extinguished using the chimney rods and stirrup pump. During 2016/17 Cornwall firefighters tackled 155 chimney fires. Most chimney fires are preventable by having them swept regularly. For further information and advice, visit our chimney fire webpage through the link below. ]]>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34334Ian OliverBoth appliances and an Officer were mobilised to this incident, on arrival smoke was found to be issuing from a first floor two storey semi detached property, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hosereel jet to extinguish the fire. Devon & Cornwall Police were requested as arson was suspected. Further details may be obtained from the Police. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. ]]>Wed, 5 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34333Ian OliverOn request from Devon & Cornwall Police, one appliance from Penzance was mobilised, on arrival the crews found that the incident involved a car and motor cycle, crews proceeded to ensure the scene was safe. Further details may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police.]]>Tue, 4 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTIndustrial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34332Ian OliverSeveral calls were received for this incident, appliances from Falmouth and Truro were mobilised, on arrival further resources were requested, an appliance from Helston was mobilised. The fire involved an industrial unit measuring twenty metres by twenty metres containing a vehicle, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. Arson was suspected. Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sun, 2 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34331Ian OliverOn receipt of this call stating that a person was trapped in a vehicle, appliances from Penzance and St. Just as well as the rescue tender from Tolvaddon was mobilised, fortunately on arrival it was found that no persons were trapped, crews proceeded to make the scene safe. Ambulance and Police crews were also on scene. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Sun, 2 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTCaravan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34330Ian OliverAn appliance from Falmouth attended a fire of a caravan parked on a driveway at 23:20 this evening. On arrival Firefighters confirmed the caravan was well alight and used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets from a hydrant to extinguish the blaze. A thermal imaging camera and further hose was used on any hotspots before leaving the scene. The cause is believed to be arson and Police are investigating. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. ]]>Sun, 2 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34329Megan VigoAt 15:22 the Critical Control mobilised one appliance from Lostwithiel, a further appliance from Bodmin and a whole time Officer, to a residential fire. On arrival crews discovered a two storey cottage, with a fire in the roof space. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet and one Safety jet to extinguish the fire. Crews have confirmed that the fire was accidental and confined. Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. Did you know the average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. If you have recently brought an electrical appliance make sure you register them at www.registermyappliance.org.uk so you know about any repairs or recalls. Visit the link below for more information and guidance around electrical fire safety. ]]>Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34328Megan VigoAt 07:39 this morning the Critical Control received an emergency call regarding a residential fire. One appliance from Wadebridge, St Columb and a whole time officer were mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews used two Breathing Apparatus, one Covering Jet and one Safety Jet to extinguish the fire. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34327Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a vehicle fire near to Davidstow Woods, Camelford. One pump from Delabole Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one vehicle fire well alight. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets. Arson was suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:00:00 GMTMerry-go-round Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34326John RickardCornwall Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at the merry-go-round in Lemon Quay, Truro early hours of this morning at 02:41. Earlier today Police and Fire, including the fire investigation dog team attended the scene to perform a full fire investigating to identify the cause of the fire. Following the joint investigation with Police, Fire and CCTV footage acquired by Cornwall Fire and Rescues Critical Control this incident has been classified as arson and confined. Investigations are ongoing. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service are one of a handful of services within the UK to employ the services of their own fire investigation dog team. The dogs are used as a tool to search cold, post-fire scenes for the presence of flammable and ignitable liquids that could have been used to start or promote fires deliberately. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information.]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFlat Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34325John RickardA concerned resident of a small block of flats called 999 this morning as he could hear an alarm sounding in a neighbours property. It was believed something had been left on the cooker. Two appliances from St Austell Fire Station, along with a whole-time fire officer were mobilised immediately. On arrival the crew stated "persons reported" which tells all oncoming crew and the control room that its thought a person maybe inside the property. Firefighters quickly gained access to the flat, searched and reported back that all occupants had been accounted for. Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a safety jet to extinguish a pan fire. The fire was accidental and confined. Devon and Cornwall Police also attended and the incident was handed over to them to secure the property.]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTumble Dryer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34324Maggie MooreOne appliance from Torpoint Fire Station attended this incident. On arrival crews found a tumble dryer smoking in a first floor flat. They used two breathing apparatus to safely remove the dryer from the property. Crews gave occupant of the flat advise and installed smoke detectors.]]>Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Microwavehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34323Maggie MooreOne appliance from Looe Fire Station attended this incident. There was a fire in a microwave but was out on arrival. The crew assisted an elderly female occupant and she was left in the hands of a relative.]]>Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild Rescuehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34322Megan VigoAt 15:03 this afternoon the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a child stuck in sand. On arrival crews discovered one child stuck in sand up to the waist. Firefighters assisted RNLI staff and released the child. ]]>Tue, 28 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRescue From Heighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34321Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a South West Ambulance Service requesting assistance to rescue a person who was stuck on scaffolding in Trethurgy, St Austell. One pump from St Austell Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed on person approximately 5 meters high on the second level of scaffolding, who had become immobile due to a back spasm. The line rescue tender and one additional pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were requested to assist crews. Crews assisted Ambulance to successfully lower the person on a stretcher to the ground and was left in the safe hands of the South West Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 27 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34320John RickardOn receipt of this call, the incident was treated as 'Persons Reported.' Appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Bude as well a Fire Officer were mobilised. On arrival the property was found to be well alight, but it was quickly established that all persons were accounted for. The fire involved a split level detached dormer bungalow measuring ten by ten metres, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a main jet and a high pressure hosereel jet at the incident,. Western Power were requested to attend. One casualty was transferred to hospital by attending ambulance crews. The incident is still ongoing at 1500 hours. Further information may be obtained from Devon & Cornwall Police, who were also in attendance. The RCER (Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle was also mobilised to the incident but was returned when it was established that the casualty was being taken to hospital.]]>Sun, 26 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34319John RickardThis evening Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a call to a house fire at 21:13 hrs in Hayle. Appliances from Hayle, Tolvaddon, St Ives and Perranporth attended the incident supported by specialist vehicles from Falmouth, St Just and St Dennis. The fire has now been extinguished, one appliance remains on scene monitoring hot spots and damping down. A Fire Investigation Team will attend the scene in the morning to start an investigation to the cause of this incident. Devon and Cornwall Police and South West Ambulance Service also attended this incident.]]>Fri, 24 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34318Janice JamesFire crews from Penzance, Tolvaddon and Helston Community Fire Stations and a Officer attended a road traffic collision with a person trapped. Fire Crews rescued the person using crash rescue equipment. Police , Ambulance, H.E.M.S. and Coastguard were also at the scene. If further information required contact Devon & Cornwall Police ]]>Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTPersons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34317Ben HoodThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a property fire, persons reported. Two appliances from Newquay, and one from Perranporth were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered smoke issuing. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one covering jet were used. All persons were accounted for and there are no further details to follow.]]>Sun, 19 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHouse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34316Janice JamesTwo fire appliances from Bude Community Fire Station, a fire appliance from Launceston Community Fire Station and a Fire Officer attended a property fire in this location. Fire Fighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet]]>Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTBus Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34315Helen KnightAt 1336 today Critical Control received a call to a bus on fire. Fire crews attended from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston with the water carrier from Helston being requested due to the water supplies in the area, Crews wore breathing apparatus and used hose reels to extinguish the fire. The crew from St Keverne are still in attendance. There are no further details on this incident.]]>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad traffic collision - Scene Safetyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34314Emma MatthewsOne appliance was mobilised from Saltash Community Fire Station after a 999 call reporting a single vehicle road traffic collision, where the vehicle was in a hedge and smoking. On arrival the crew were able to confirm that there were no persons trapped in the vehicle and the crew used small tools to make the vehicle safe before returning to home station. Find out more about Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s role when attending road traffic collisions by selecting the related link below:]]>Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire, Persons Reportedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34313Megan VigoThe Critical Control Centre received an emergency call regarding a property fire, persons reported. Two appliances from St Austell, one appliance from St Dennis and two Officers were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival, crews discovered a one storey bungalow, approx. 10 metres by 10 metres. Firefighters used two Breathing Apparatus, two Hose Reel Jets and a Thermal Imaging camera to extinguish the fire. All persons have been accounted for and crews remain on scene liaising with the Police and the South West Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34312Emma MatthewsTime of call 2302 hours. Two fire appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station were mobilised to deal with a reported kitchen fire. The fire was out when the crews arrived. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear any remaining smoke. Cooking related fires can be very dangerous and over the past three years there have been two deaths and six serious injuries due to this type of incident. Nearly all of these fires occurred in the kitchen and the majority are related to the oven (60%) and then the grill/ toaster (15%). Follow these simple tips found from the link below to help keep your kitchen safe. ]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Property Fire.https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34311Jed StoneTime of call 2302 hours. Two fire appliances from Newquay fire station responded to a report of a fire at a domestic property of two floors. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used one jet and one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire on the ground floor. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear smoke from the property]]>Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34309Emma MatthewsSeveral calls were received for this incident, with one stating that a person was within the vehicle, both appliances from Bodmin and an Officer were mobilised, on arrival the vehicle was found to be well alight, fortunately no persons were involved, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hosereels to extinguish the fire. The cause was arson. Devon & Cornwall Police attended and will be making further enquiries. Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTAgricultural Machineryhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34310Emma MatthewsOn receipt of a call stating that a straw chopper was on fire adjacent to a barn, appliances from St. Dennis and Newquay and an Officer were mobilised, on arrival the chopper was well alight, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a high pressure hosereel jet. The cause was accidental. Don’t Become a Statistic! Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire, often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock. We have produced a booklet in partnership with Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the new fire laws. The booklet contains the information on the following: • What you’re required to do by law • Fire safety risk assessments • If a fire breaks out • Controlled burning • Dangerous substances • Arson View the booklet from the link below:]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34308Emma MatthewsA fire appliance from Newquay Community Fire Station attended a car fire at this location. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet. Incident was left with Devon and Cornwall police.]]>Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTLorry Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34307Ian OliverMultiple calls were received for this incident, one appliance from Tolvaddon was mobilised, on arrival a 7.5 tonne lorry was found to be well alight, a further appliance from Tolvaddon attended to supply water, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two high pressure hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGarage Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34306Megan VigoAt 13:07 this afternoon an appliance from Saltash and Camels Head, along with a whole time Officer were mobilised to a residential garage fire. On arrival crews discovered a detached property, with an attached garage, well alight. Firefighters used Breathing Apparatus, one Hose Reel Jet and a Triple Extension ladder to extinguish the fire. Small tools were used to cut away and the roof void was checked for fire spread. Firefighters remain on scene making up equipment. The fire has been confirmed as accidental and confined. Fires happen when you least expect them, often during the night. They also spread very quickly, damaging property, killing and injuring people. A smoke alarm is a warning device that detects smoke at the earliest stages of a fire. When it detects a fire, it will make a piercing noise to alert or wake you. Find out more about the different types of Smoke alarms and how to install and maintain them from our website: ]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34305Megan VigoAt 11:23 this morning Critical Control received an emergency call from the Ambulance service regarding a road traffic collision, persons trapped. One appliance from St Austell, St Dennis and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin were mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle RTC, no persons trapped. Firefighters used small tools to make both vehicles safe and removed them from the highway. Crews also assisted Police and Ambulance on scene.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34304Megan VigoAt 08:20 this morning the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call reporting a vehicle on fire. One fire appliance from St Ives was immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews discovered one vehicle, well alight. Two Breathing Apparatus and two Hose Reel Jets were used to extinguish the fire. Firefighters are remaining on scene, monitoring for hotspots.]]>Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34303Emma MatthewsTime of call 1714 hours. Two vehicle road traffic collision with one person trapped. One fire appliance and the rescue tender from Bodmin fire station are in attendance at the incident. Firefighters are using crash rescue equipment.]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34302Emma MatthewsTwo appliances from Truro and one from St Austell responded to this incident. On arrival a kitchen fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34298Nichola ThompsonAppliances from St Austell and Fowey attended the scene of a reported car fire that was in close proximity to a house and other vehicles. The vehicle was extinguished using two breathing apparatus and two hosereels. The cause was accidental and spread.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34299Nichola ThompsonAppliances from Callington attended a domestic property for flooding that was affecting the electric supply. The crews made the scene safe and isolated the water supply. ]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34300Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a reported gorse fire in Brea Village. On arrival an area of gorse measuring 3 metres by 3metres was extinguished using one hosereel. The cause was arson suspected and details have been passed to Devon and Cornwall Police.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTVan Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34301Nichola ThompsonOne appliance from Wadebridge attended a reported van fire this evening. Two breathing apparatus, small tools and a dry powder extinguisher were used to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to be accidental.]]>Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTDerelict Building Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34297John RickardAppliances from Tolvaddon and Penzance have been in attendance at a building fire in Trevenson Road, Pool. The Critical Control Centre received numbers calls reporting smoke issuing from the building. Crews have reported a fire in the ground floor of a derelict building measuring approx. 8M by 5M. Initially it was suspected a person maybe inside the building but all persons have now been accounted for. Crews are using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.]]>Tue, 7 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRubbish Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34296Janice JamesFire crews from Looe Community Fire Station attended a fire involving a number of logs and vegetation. The fire was extinguished by firefighters using a main jet and hose reel and a covering jet to protect the surrounding area. This was confirmed an accidental fire.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Fire In Parkhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34295Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Fowey Community Fire Station attended a report of a fire in a park. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire using a hosereel.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTree Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34294Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station attended and firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in a tree. Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Mon, 6 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTwo Vehicle Road Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34293Emma MatthewsAppliances from Newquay and Perranporth along with the Rescue Tender from Tolvaddon and a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision with persons believed to be trapped. Crash Rescue Equipment was used to assist the two casualties from the vehicle. They were then left in the care of South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) with one casualty being transported to RCH Treliske by Ambulance. The crews then made the scene safe.]]>Sun, 5 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfire Spread To Moorhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34291Andy TaylorOne fire appliance from Bodmin attended a report of a fire on the moor. Firefighters used pitch forks and a hosereel to extinguish a bonfire, containing rubbish, gorse bushes and peat that had spread to moorland. ]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34290Ian OliverFollowing numerous 999 calls, two fire appliances from St Just, two fire appliances from Penzance and the water carrier from Helston are in attendance at a fire involving about one kilometre square of deep-rooted gorse that is on fire. Firefighters have knocked the fire down using beaters and have set up a water relay to feed two hosereel jets to dampen around the edges to prevent further spread towards Trewellard village. The fire will be smoldering overnight, residents nearby may wish to consider closing their windows. Update 0130 hours: One crew from St. Ives are now in attendance and will be monitoring the incident until relieved at approximately 0700 hours.]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTGorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34289Janice JamesFire Crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station attended a gorse fire in this location. The fire was extinguished by fire crews using a hose reel. The fire is believed to be arson]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34288Janice JamesFire control received a call to a large hedge fire at this location. Fire crews from Helston Community Fire Station attended and extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTWoodland Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34287Janice JamesFire crews from St Ives Community Fire Station attended two fires in the wooded area off Steeple Lane. The fires were extinguished by fire crews using a hose reel jet. This fire is believed to be arson.]]>Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34286Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire alarm sounding at a property in Beacon Street, Falmouth. Two pumps from Falmouth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a smell of smoke. Crews investigated using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one thermal imaging camera. Crews identified that the kitchen area of the property was smoke logged. The incident was confirmed as accidental, confined and the area was ventilated. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the occupants. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCylinder Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34285Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting an Oxy Acetylene cylinder on fire at Falmouth Docks. Two pumps from Falmouth Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire involving one Acetylene cylinder located in a fabrication workshop. Crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus under stage one, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the dock management. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34283Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received multiple calls from members of the public reporting a fire on The Carn, Pendeen. Initially two pumps from St Just and one pump from Penzance Community Fire Station were immediately mobilised by Critical Control along with a whole time officer. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed two acres of gorse alight. Crews started to tackle the fire using beaters and water. The officer in charge requested to make pumps three and 4x4 vehicles one for water. One pump and one 4x4 vehicle from St Ives Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. Crews are making good progress and have a water shuttle in place. Approximately one hundred meters of high gorse has been tackled with water and beaters. Arson was suspected for this incident. Crews remain on scene at this time. More updates to follow shortly. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTElectrical Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34284Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting an electrical fire in a field near Newham Lane, Newham. One pump from Helston Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one electrical pole, which had fallen in the field and monitored the scene while waiting for the attendance of Western Power. With Western Power in attendance to make the scene safe crews investigated and began to extinguish sixty meters of hedge using one hose reel jet. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the land owners and Western Power. ]]>Fri, 3 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTHedge Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34282Ian OliverOne appliance from Callington attended this incident, on arrival the crew discovered approximately one hundred metres of hedge well alight, which was extinguished using two high pressure hosereels. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34281Ian OliverOn receipt of this call from Devon & Cornwall Police, an appliance from Newquay and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon were mobilised. on arrival there was found to be two vehicles involved, no persons were trapped, crews ensured the scene was safe before leaving the incident. Police and Ambulance crews were in attendance.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCommercial Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34280Ian OliverOn receipt of several calls for this incident, appliances from Looe and Liskeard were mobilised, on arrival the crews found a fire involving a single story commercial property with the fire in the frying range which was fortunately out on arrival, the crews proceeded to inspect and ventilate the area. The cause was accidental.]]>Thu, 2 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTProperty Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34279Adam OliverTwo appliances from Bude Community Fire Station responded to this incident. On arrival a fire involving a semi-detached lodge was discovered. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The cause of this incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34278Sarah LynhamAn appliance from St Austell Community Fire Station, the rescue tender from Bodmin Community Fire Station and a wholetime officer responded to a road traffic collision. On arrival the crews used tools to extricate the occupant and assist police and ambulance. ]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTCar Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34277Sarah LynhamAppliances from Helston and Penzance Community Fire Stations were mobilised to a car fire in the area. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus. Police, Cornwall Highways and Environment Agency also attended this incident]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTResidential Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34276Sarah LynhamOn receiving an emergency call stating that smoke was issuing from a residential building the Critical Control Centre mobilised resources to the scene. On arrival the crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one safety jet. Once the fire was extinguished a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the property]]>Wed, 1 Aug 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34274Adam OliverAppliances from Wadebridge, Bodmin, and Delabole responded to this incident. On arrival a tractor fire was discovered. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and a foam branch to extinguish the fire. This incident has been classed as accidental. ]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34273Katherine TakelAppliances from Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a serious road traffic collision tonight at 23:11. On arrival the crews confirmed that two vehicles had collided at high speed and inside of each vehicle was a person trapped. Firefighters used cutting gear and crash rescue equipment to extricate the casualties who were air lifted to Derriford Hospital. Police and Ambulance were also on scene. Further details regarding this incident should be requested from Police or Ambulance.]]>Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Trappedhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34272Katherine TakelAppliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and the Rescue Tender from Bodmin attended a call to a single vehicle collision with reports of a person trapped at 22:00. On arrival the first appliance confirmed a single vehicle had been involved in a road traffic collision and one female was trapped inside. Firefighters released the casualty who was left in the care of The Ambulance whilst they used small tools to make the vehicle safe. ]]>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTUnattended Bonfirehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34271John RickardOne appliance from Saltash responded to a 999 call this afternoon after a concerned member of the public reported smoke in woodland near the Saltash Tunnel. Our crew located an unattended bonfire near Adit Lane in the town, they extinguished it using one hose reel jet and shortly after returned to home station.]]>Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGas Bottle Alighthttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34270Katherine TakelTwo appliances from Wadebridge attended a call to a gas cylinder alight inside a barn at 16:20 today. On arrival the Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to safely extinguish the flames and move the cylinder to a safe position. ]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34269Katherine TakelOne appliance from Delabole attended a road traffic collision at 12:45 today. On arrival the crews confirmed that one motorcycle and one car had been involved in the incident and used small tools to make both safe.]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire Residentialhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34268Sarah LynhamAppliances from Penzance and Hayle Community Fire Stations and a wholetime officer were mobilised to a property with smoke issuing. On arrival the crews used one hose reel jet, one safety jet and two breathing apparatus. Over 80% of all casualties occur as a result of fires in the home. The majority of these fires are accidental and could have been prevented by following a few simple measures which help to reduce the risks. Take a look at our information to prevent a fire in your home.]]>Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collision, Make Safehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34267Katherine TakelAppliances from Saltash and Liskeard attended a call to a three vehicle road traffic collision at 15:30 today. On arrival the Firefighters confirmed no one was trapped and used small tools to make the vehicles safe. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTAssisting Ambulancehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34266Katherine TakelAn appliance from Tolvaddon assisted The Ambulance Service in gaining entry to a property where a person had fallen behind the door. Firefighters gained entry and assessed the patient until the arrival of Ambulance minutes later. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTDomestic Floodinghttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34265Katherine TakelAn appliance from Penzance attended a call to domestic flooding affecting the properties electrics at 08:42 today. Firefighters isolated the water and electric to the property, making it safe for the resident.]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTTractor Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34264Katherine TakelAppliances from Wadebridge, Padstow and Bodmin were alerted to a fire in a barn containing farm machinery at 06:40 today. On arrival, the Firefighters from Padstow and Wadebridge confirmed one tractor was well alight inside a barn and requested an additional appliance due to poor water supplies. The crews used hose reels and foam to extinguish the fire and prevent the spread of fire to the building. A fire investigation was completed at the scene and the cause is believed to be accidental. ]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTShed Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34263Maggie MooreOne appliance from Padstow Fire Station attended this incident. It involved a garden shed measuring 6m by 3m which was well alight, the crew used two breathing apparatus and two hosereel to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire was believed to accidental.]]>Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTKitchen Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34262John RickardAt 01:02hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a café in Padstow, the fire alarm was sounding and a fire was confirmed to be in the kitchen. Two appliances, one from Padstow Fire Station and another from Wadebridge Fire Station were immediately mobilized with a wholetime officer. Crews arrived at the café and reported the fire had been extinguished before their arrival using a fire blanket. The crew continued to investigate to ensure the fire had not spread into ceiling voids. At 02:10hrs all appliances had left the incident and returned to their respective stations. ]]>Fri, 27 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34261Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended this incident involving two cars. The crew used two hosereel and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause is believed to arson and the Police have been informed.]]>Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34260Maggie MooreCritical Control received several repeat calls to a field of standing corn that was on fire. Two appliances from Bodmin, one from St Austell and the Water Carrier from Liskeard were mobilised. The field measured approximately 30 hectares and crews used four hosereels and beaters and also liaised with the farmer to create fire breaks. Update @ 1708hrs: Appliances are still in attendance making good progress.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTGrass Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34259Maggie MooreOne appliance from Saltash and one appliance from Callington Fire Station attended this incident. There was approximately one hectare of grass on fire in a field beneath solar panels although the panels were no affected. The crews used four hosereels and beaters to put out the fire which was believed to have started accidentally. ]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTCooker Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34257Maggie MooreTwo appliances from Truro Fire Station attended a call to a cooker that was on fire. On arrival crews used two breathing apparatus, one hosereel, one thermal image camera and a CO2 extinguisher to put out the fire. The cause was accidental and confined.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTVehicle Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34256Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Dennis Fire Station attended a car with a fire located in the dashboard. Crews used one hosereel and one thermal image camera to extinguish the fire. ]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34258John RickardOne appliance and a Light 4x4 vehicle from Wadebridge have extinguished an abandoned campfire on Pentire Point near Polzeath. A member of the public called 999 shortly before 9:30am to report a patch of grass smoldering near the coastal footpath. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34255Maggie MooreOne appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station attended a road traffic collision involving one motorcycle and one car. The crew assisted the Police and Ambulance service while the road was closed.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTSmall Gorse Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34254John RickardAt 07:11hrs the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call from a concerned member of the public, who had found two small areas of gorse smoldering and was concerned it could escalate quickly. A fire appliance from Tolvaddon Fire Station was immediately mobilized and located two areas of gorse approximately 10m square burning. The crew used beaters and water to extinguish the fire. The cause is suspected to be arson and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.]]>Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTWoodland Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34253Maggie MooreOne appliance from St Austell Fire Station attended a small area of undergrowth that was on fire. The crew used beaters to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and Police have been informed.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTField Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34252Maggie MooreOne appliance from Mullion Fire Station attended a call to two hectares of grass on fire. The crew used hosereel to extinguish the fire. Arson was suspected and the Police have been informed.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTTrailer Firehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34251Maggie MooreOne appliance from Truro Fire Community Station attended a trailer containing rubbish that was well alight. The crew used two hosereels and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The cause was believed to be accidental.]]>Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34250Megan VigoOne appliance from Tolvaddon attended a fire in the open at 19:11 this evening. Once in attendance crews discovered approx. 6 m by 2 m of grass on fire, which had spread to a private fence. Firefighters used one Hose Reel Jet to extinguish the fire. This incident is arson suspected and spread. Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information. Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents. A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident. Help protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson by viewing our information on our website which is available from the link below: ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34249Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received 32 calls from members of the public reporting a fire in the open on the A30, Roseworthy Dip. One pump from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a 10 meter by 2 meter area of grass on fire on the eastbound carriageway. Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34248Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Police reporting a road traffic collision on Florence Road, Callington. One pump from Callington, one pump from Liskeard and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with Police in attendance. Crews requested the attendance of a Fire Service 4X4 vehicle to assist with traffic management and scene. The incident was left safe and in the hands of Devon & Cornwall Police. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In the Openhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34247Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a fire in the open on Malabar Road, Truro. On pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a small amount of cardboard on open ground alight. Crews used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and confirmed the fire as accidental and spread. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRunning Callhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34246Todd HollyoakeCritical Control received a running call from Newquay Community Fire Station reporting a person collapsed on Tregunnel Hill, Newquay. The officer in charge confirmed a person collapsed, drifting in and out of consciousness. Critical Control informed the Ambulance Service, who made a speedy attendance alone with the Air Ambulance. The casualty was left safe and in the hands of Ambulance personal. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34245Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from The Ambulance Service reporting a road traffic collision on Cot Road, Illogan. One pump and the rescue tender from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a two vehicle road traffic collision with Police in attendance. Crews made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the safe hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTChild Locked In Vehiclehttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34243Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from Devon & Cornwall Police reporting a child locked in a vehicle parked at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a child locked in a car. Crews using a breaking in kit successfully released the child from the vehicle. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTRoad Traffic Collisionhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34244Todd HollyoakeCornwall Fire and Rescue service received a call from a member of the public reporting a road traffic collision on School Lane, Truro. One pump from Truro Community Fire Station was immediately mobilised by Critical Control. On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a road traffic collision involving a car verses a lamppost. Crews made the vehicle safe and asked for the attendance of Ambulance, Police and Highways Services. The incident was left safe and in the hands of the Ambulance Service. ]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMTFire In Propertyhttps://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?id=34242Sharen ThomasCrews from Liskeard, Looe and Callington Community Fire Stations were mobilized to a reported fire which started in a garden and spread to two properties. Two breathing apparatus and one hosereel as well as a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.]]>Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:00:00 GMT