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Launceston Barn Fire

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:04am 13th May 2014

A huge fire that ripped through a barn near Launceston has sparked an investigation.

It broke out at South Petherwin on Monday morning.

Crews were scrambled from St Austell, Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Liskeard, Callington and Saltash.

At its height, more than 60 fire fighters were battling the blaze that started in a barn just after 10am.

The operation was not scaled back until after 5pm.

There are no reports of any injuries and an investigation is underway.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have released the following information:

Nine fire appliances from Launceston, Callington, Saltash, Liskeard, Bodmin and Lostwithiel along aside specialist Environmental Support Unit from Saltash, Breathing apparatus support from St Austell and an Incident Command unit from Launceston attended a call to a barn on fire measuring 30 x 15 metres.

Two Water carriers from Liskeard and Plympton and a Welfare vehicle from St Dennis are also on scene along with seven Officers.

In total 60 fire crew are on scene at the time tackling the fire in the agricultural building.

The initial call was received at 10:47hrs and at 11:03 the building was well alight and crews requested pumps and a water carrier.

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