Pirate FM News

Homes badly damaged after late night fire

fire engine

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:11am 4th May 2017.

Homes have been badly damaged after a huge fire in Plymouth.

Crews from Crownhill and Plympton were called to Elford Street, after the blaze spread to a neighbouring house.

Teams called in an extra pump as back-up on Tuesday night, after a string of 999 calls.

They wore breathing kit and used high-pressure hoses and jets to douse the flames, after the blaze broke out just before 9pm.

A spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The Fire Service were called to numerous reports of a house fire on the above road. Local appliances from Crownhill and Plympton were mobilised to the incident.

"On arrival crews requested a further pump for manpower and breathing apparatus. They got to work using two breathing apparatus, one high pressure jet and one hose reel jet, crews also relayed water from a nearby hydrant.

"The fire was involving two neighbouring properties, both properties suffering 50% fire damage and 100% smoke damage".

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Home brew kit sparks bomb squad call-out and street evacuation in Kirkcaldy

National News: Potentially dangerous substances which triggered a bomb scare after they were discovered at a home in Scotland have been found to be home brew ingredients, police have revealed.

WATCH: The warning to homes in Cornwall without smoke alarms

Cornwall News: A third of houses which had a fire didn't have a detector fitted

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall