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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:03am 4th September 2014

A fire started at a busy Callington supermarket is branded "arson".

Crews were scrambled to Tesco just before seven o'clock on Wednesday evening.

Staff fought back the flames on the toilet roll aisle using fire extinguishers - before firefighters got a hose on it.

Customers have taken to Twitter to tell how they were turned away as emergency services arrived.

An investigation is now underway.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters from Callington attended a fire in a supermarket on Moss Side Industrial Estate.

"On arrival crews stated there had been a fire involving the toilet roll aisle.

"A member of staff had fortunately used two foam extinguishers on the fire, and firefighters used one hosereel to fully extinguish the fire.

"A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to ventilate the premise.

"The cause of the fire was arson, Devon and Cornwall Police were also on scene and are carrying out investigations."

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