Pirate FM News 2 minute read

Firefighters called to blaze in Cornish village

Firefighters called to blaze in Cornish village

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:12pm 10th February 2018. (Updated at 6:24pm 10th February 2018)

Crews who battled a house fire in a Cornish village have been called back to the scene in under 24 hours.

The first shout to Polperro came on Friday morning and scrambled firefighters from six towns, from St Austell to Launceston.

The blaze broke out at The Warren just before 10am, but teams managed to douse the flames using jets.

polperro fire

Photos: Polruan Community Fire Station

A spokesperson from Polruan Community Fire Station told Pirate FM "It was difficult to get to the building".

They said: "We had to use Looe fire stations mule to take all the gear. At one point over 20 fire fighters just to get set up .

"Next door was a concern as smoke was coming out of the roof access was made and action taken to stop the spread of flames".

Fire service area manager, Kathryn Billing, tweeted: "Great work to extinguish a fire with difficult access".

She added: ""Big thanks to Critical Control for mobilising & supporting the incident ".

Crews from Polruan received their second shout on Saturday morning, along with teams from Looe and Liskeard.

A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "On arrival crews, discovered that the fire had reignited.

"Firefighters used one hose reel jet, a thermal imaging camera and small gear to extinguish the fire".

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

Pedestrian taken to hospital after crash in Cornish village

Cornwall News: Police and paramedics were called to the scene on Tuesday morning

Calls for old school building to be saved after major fire

Cornwall News: The former infants school in St Austell was destroyed by flames

Newer articles

WATCH: Another ice warning for Cornwall

Cornwall News: It follows a week of chaos caused by snow

Older articles

PHOTOS: Man rescued from inflatable boat off Cornwall

Cornwall News: The RNLI says winds were gusting at Force 8

Woman cut free from car after multi-vehicle crash

Cornwall News: It shut a busy stretch of the A30 in Cornwall

Most read

Big fire breaks out at old Cornish primary school

Cornwall News: Firefighters from seven towns are on the scene near St Austell

12 people rescued from flash rip current at Cornish beach

Cornwall News: A mass rescue was carried out as bathers were dragged out to sea

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall