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WATCH: Huge fire at tanning salon in Camborne

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 5:23am 9th March 2018. (Updated at 3:13pm 9th March 2018)

Firefighters have spent the night battling a huge blaze at a tanning salon in Camborne.

Crews from Tolvaddon, Hayle, Perranporth and Falmouth were scrambled to Consol after a string of 999 calls.

CCTV monitored from the Critical Control Centre picked up smoke billowing from the building on Commercial Street.

Teams wearing breathing kit managed to douse the flames on Thursday night and the road was closed.

Scroll down to watch video from the scene.

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Fire at tanning salon in Camborne: Ross Jennings

Lauren Harvey posted a video from the scene, commenting: "The smoke was that thick you could cut it with a knife".

She added: "The area was taped off and people were moved to a safe distance, the smoke got much worse.

"The police and firefighters are doing an amazing job so thank you to them. Stay safe everyone".

Pirate FM understands no-one was hurt but Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the shop and flats above were damaged.

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Fire at tanning salon in Camborne: Ross Jennings

A spokesperson said: "Two appliances from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were mobilised along with a supervisory officer following 999 calls to a fire in a shop.

"Camborne CCTV is monitored in the Critical Control Centre at the fire service HQ at Tolvaddon and smoke was soon seen issuing from the shop, indicating a spreading fire.

"An additional fire appliance from Hayle Emergency Services Community Station was mobilised and police informed that the road would be blocked by the fire appliances.

"On arrival, there was smoke issuing from the building and firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, got to work using one hose reel, one safety jet and one main jet to extinguish the fire".

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Fire at tanning salon in Camborne: Ross Jennings

Just after 11pm, they added: "A further appliance was requested for breathing apparatus, which is on scene from Perranporth (they were standing by at Tolvaddon).

"A breathing apparatus support vehicle and crew from Falmouth are also in attendance.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are continuing to cool the fire and search for hotspots using thermal imaging cameras and hosereels.

"Adjoining properties are being checked for fire spread. The building involved is 5 metres by 10 metres in a terrace and consisting of three floors. The tanning shop is on the ground floor with flats above.

"The road is still currently closed between Tyacks and Trelowarren Street. Devon & Cornwall Police are assisting firefighters at the scene".

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Fire at tanning salon in Camborne: Ross Jennings

Just after midnight, they added: "The fire has been extinguished and the property checked for fire spread.

"A ground floor salon area has been damaged by fire and flats above damaged by smoke.

"An investigation into the cause of the fire will continue later in the morning".

Crews left the scene half an hour later and the road was reopened.

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