Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Tate Artwork Escapes Fire

news - st ives
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:02am 28th May 2013

Bosses at the Tate gallery in St Ives say no artwork has been damaged after a fire.

Three hundred people had to be evacuated from the iconic building on Monday lunchtime.

Fifteen firefighters were scrambled. They say the blaze broke out in the cafe's deep fat fryer.

Executive Director Mark Osterfield said: "Obviously it's very unfortunate. We don't want to have a fire - we don't want to put any people or the building or artworks at risk. However, I think it proves that we have the right measures in place to contain such incidents.

"I'm very proud of the team for the work that they did and very grateful to the fire service for acting very professionally, stopping the fire very quickly and ensuring there was no damage to the rest of the building."

Teams were at the scene for around three hours.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Ten firefighters on two appliances from St Ives were mobilised to the scene. The fire involved a deep fat fryer in the kitchen at the four storey building. An assistance message at 12:50 for ‘make pumps three’ for breathing apparatus was made – a third appliance from Penzance with five firefighters was mobilised.

"Crews wore four breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire using several foam fire extinguishers and a fire blanket. Using a thermal imaging camera the fire scene was inspected to ensure the fire was completely out and had not spread. The one way system outside the art gallery was closed by Devon and Cornwall Police."

The gallery will be open as normal on Tuesday.

7:02am 28th May 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
fire 1

UPDATE: Seven Rescued After House Fire

Police treating the blaze in Newquay as an 'arson' attack

fire engine

PHOTOS: Container Fire Is Suspected Arson

Crews scrambled to Milbrook on Sunday night

Most read
Darren Rhys Witcombe.

PHOTOS: Newquay Human Remains Identified

The discovery was made at Tregurrian last year

pendeen crash boscaswell terrace

Pensioner Dies After Crash With Parked Car

He was taken to hospital after it happened in Pendeen

Top articles

Pensioner Dies After Crash With Parked Car

Cornwall News: He was taken to hospital after it happened in Pendeen

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan cleared of gun charge over hunting trip

Showbiz News: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been cleared of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbuck antelopes 18 years ago.

China's warning to Donald Trump over disputed islands in South China Sea

World News: China would use military force if the United States tries to block its access to artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Communist Party-controlled newspaper has warned.

England cricket captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies

Sports News: Former England cricket captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint has died at the age of 77 after a short illness.

'Where's Wally' fugitive hands himself in to police live on Facebook

Strange News: A man who changed his Facebook profile picture to Where's Wally as he was being pursued by police has handed himself in, live on social media.

Newer article

Formula Supports Cornwall's Cream Tea

Cornwall News: Mathematical formula suggest jam should come first

Older article

Crime Down at Run to the Sun

Cornwall News: But 34 crimes still reported during Newquay festival weekend

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.