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Massive fire tears through a barn in Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 7:11am 22nd October 2018. (Updated at 7:14am 22nd October 2018)

Crews from across west Cornwall have been scrambled, after flames tore through a barn packed with bales and machinery.

Smoke from the blaze near Mabe could be seen for miles, but there are no reports of any injuries.

Crews from Falmouth called in back-up from Truro, Tolvaddon, Helston, St Just and St Austell on Sunday.

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Firefighters remain at the scene of a huge barn blaze that scrambled crews from across west Cornwall

Teams wearing specialist breathing gear used jets to douse the flames at Antron Lane.

The control centre received after a string of 999 calls after it broke out just before 4pm.

Two fire engines and a water carrier are still at the scene on Monday, to monitor the blaze,

"Numerous calls were received for this incident. On arrival, the crews found a barn well alight and requested further resources.

"Further appliances from Truro and Tolvaddon attended. Also in attendance were the water carrier from Helston and support resources from St Just and St Austell.

"The fire involves a barn measuring twenty by thirty metres containing 150 bales and farm machinery.

"Update at 1730 hours: A further appliance from Truro is now in attendance, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using main jets at the scene, ground monitors are in use attempting to extinguish the fire.

"Update at 0630 hours on 22nd October: At this time there are two appliances and a water carrier on scene. Firefighters are monitoring the scene".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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