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PHOTOS: Gorse fire breaks out at Newquay beauty spot

PHOTOS: Gorse fire breaks out at Newquay beauty spot

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:52pm 23rd May 2018. (Updated at 2:54pm 23rd May 2018)

A gorse fire has broken out at a beauty spot in Newquay.

Firefighters were called after reports of smoke coming from Pentire Point on Wednesday lunchtime.

The blaze broke out in the garden of a derelict house and crews managed to stop it from spreading to the headland.

The smoke could be seen from Crantock beach before a team from the town used a hosereel and beaters to put it out.


pentire gorse fire


A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "One appliance from Newquay Fire Station attended reports of smoke seen coming from the garden of a property near to Pentire Point.

"On investigation crews found 10 square metre gorse on fire in the garden of a derelict property, they used one hosereel to extinguish the flames.

"They also used beaters to prevent the fire spreading to the headland.

"The cause of the fire is unknown."

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