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PHOTOS: Casualty pulled to safety from house fire

PHOTOS: Casualty pulled to safety from house fire

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:00am 28th August 2018. (Updated at 7:00am 28th August 2018)

One person has been pulled to safety by a neighbour after a house fire near Tintagel.

Members of the public rushed to help at Treknow before firefighters arrived.

The casualty was rushed to hospital after an electric blanket sparked the blaze.

Crews from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Bude were scrambled on Monday afternoon.

"On receipt of this call, the incident was treated as 'Persons Reported.'

"Appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Bude as well a Fire Officer were mobilised.

"On arrival the property was found to be well alight, but it was quickly established that all persons were accounted for.

"The fire involved a split level detached dormer bungalow measuring ten by ten metres, teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a main jet and a high pressure hosereel jet at the incident.



"Western Power were requested to attend. One casualty was transferred to hospital by attending ambulance crews.

"The incident is still ongoing at 1500 hours.

"The RCER (Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle was also mobilised to the incident but was returned when it was established that the casualty was being taken to hospital."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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