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Arrest Over Camelford Fire

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9:58am 28th November 2014
(Updated 9:58am 28th November 2014)

A woman has been arrested after fire ripped through a home in Camelford.

Crews called in backup from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin, Launceston and St Austell in the early hours of Tuesday, after locals reported flames shooting from the roof.

One man has been treated for breathing in smoke from a neighbouring property.

It has shut the A39 at Fore Street - and diversions are going to be in place till around lunchtime on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin, together with a command support vehicle from Launceston and an operational support vehicle from St Austell attended a house fire in Camelford.

"Fire Control took the first call at 0127hrs, with several others following, stating the property was on fire and flames could be seen in the roof. Firefighters found the terrace cottage second floor to be well alight and firefighters wearing four breathing apparatus used two hose reels and two main jets to fight the fire. One male was treated by ambulance personnel on scene for smoke inhalation.

"The incident involved three properties with an approximate area of twenty five metres by ten metres. One property which had fire damage and the other two properties suffered smoke logging. In total firefighters wearing three breathing apparatus used three jets and three hose reels to extinguish the fire.

"Crews are now in the process of leaving the scene although one appliance will remain at the incident to damp down any hotspots. Western Power have also been in attendance and isolated the power in the affected properties.

Lorna, who lives just down the road, told Pirate FM: "Just the smashing glass from the pressure inside the building. When it got too hot the glass smashed out and that's what woke us up - there were people out in the street.

"They had four fire engines out - so essentially north Cornwall's crews I think."

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police are treating the fire as suspicious and a fire investigation will take place this morning.
 
"A 43-year-old woman from Camelford has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody at Launceston police station."

9:58am 28th November 2014

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