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Fifty Firefighters Tackle House Blaze

St Austell fire
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8:28am 21st November 2013
(Updated 8:28am 21st November 2013)

More than fifty firefighters have tackled a suspicious house blaze in St Austell.

People nearby had to be evacuated - and crews called in back up from Mevagissey, Fowey, St Dennis, Lostwithiel, Bodmin and Launceston.

Nobody has been hurt but the flames have all but destroyed the terraced house on Victoria Road - with its roof falling in and internal walls collapsing.

Crews got the call at around 8.50pm on Wednesday and have been working through the night.

Doug Gordon was among the first on the scene. He said: "When we arrived on scene we were faced with a well developed fire with flames visible within the building. It wasn't Persons Reported, so there was no need for us to make entry into the building if it wasn't safe to do so. So at that time we were looking to contain the fire in a safe manner and ensure it didn't spread."

This morning drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

An investigation is due to start into what sparked the big blaze at the house that Pirate FM has been told is supposed to be empty because the owner is away in Spain.

But first a structural engineer will have to check the state of the building - which police call "unsafe."

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "This was a house fire in what is believed to be a vacant property. No persons are believed to have been injured as a result of the fire. OSt Austell fireccupants of a neighbouring address were evacuated and moved to temporary premises overnight.

"Fire investigators will be attending later this morning along with Scenes of Crime Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police to try and establish the cause of the fire.

"Roads in the area have been closed and will remain closed overnight and into the morning. The roads are closed at the junctions of Woodland Road and Victoria Road and Clifden Road and Victoria Road.

"Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses to the fire. If any person has any information with regards to how the fire may have started or saw anything suspicious in the area prior to the fire starting  please contact the Police on 101 quoting log number 78."

8:28am 21st November 2013

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