Pirate FM News 2 minute read

WATCH: First look at scene of fatal fire in Hayle

WATCH: First look at scene of fatal fire in Hayle

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 12:50pm 25th August 2018. (Updated at 12:59pm 25th August 2018)

Police and the fire service have launched a joint investigation after a fatal house fire in Hayle.

An elderly woman has died after the blaze broke out in a terraced property at Phillack.

Neighbours reported seeing flames streaming from the windows on Friday night.

hayle fire 13
Police and the fire service have launched a joint investigation after a house fire in Hayle that claimed an elderly woman's life.

Investigators from the police and fire service say they expect to remain at the scene for most of Saturday.

However, at lunchtime, officials confirmed that the blaze was not currently being treated as suspicious.

hayle fire 8
Investigators expect to remain at the scene of the fatal fire for more of Saturday but are currently not treating it as suspicious

"The initial crews reported back to us there was intense heat. It was fully developed, which really makes it arduous conditions for our crews.

"I don't have enough praise for them. They really did everything they could last night - and more.

"It's absolutely shocking and it's not what you expect on your doorstep".

Incident Commander, Ian Neal

You can read more about the incident here or watch the full update from the Ian Neal below...

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

One person arrested after flat fire in Truro

Cornwall News: A casualty had to be treated for smoke inhalation

Coronavirus: Russia becomes first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine - but experts have doubts

World News: Russia has become the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine, Vladimir Putin has announced, amid concerns the process was rushed for political purposes.

Newer articles
Older articles

WATCH: People in Cornwall getting stuck in handcuffs

Cornwall News: Fire crews have been called to remove other 'objects' too

Most read

Dogs rescued from hot car in Cornwall during heatwave

Cornwall News: It is understood that the vehicle had been parked for almost two hours

Emergency services tackle hazardous chemical spill in north Cornwall

Cornwall News: Up to 1,000 litres of hydrochloric acid has leaked at an industrial unit