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PHOTOS: Crews battle gorse fires across Cornwall

PHOTOS: Crews battle gorse fires across Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:34am 29th October 2018. (Updated at 11:44am 29th October 2018)

Photo: Craig Allen

Firefighters from across Cornwall have spent the night battling gorse fires.

Flames and smoke were seen billowing at Trevose Head near Padstow.

Crews from Wadebridge and Padstow managed to put the blaze out using beaters and a hosereel.

"This evening the Fire Service received a call to Trevose head near Padstow to flames and smoke seen.

"One appliance from Padstow attended but due to the deep seated fire involved a further appliance, water carrier and landrover were mobilised from Wadebridge.

"Crews extinguished the fire by using a hosereel and beaters."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

An hour and a half later another blaze broke out on the Lizard.

Teams from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston were all called on Sunday evening.

The wind made it tough but they managed to put the blaze out.

"The Fire Service dealt with several gorse fires on the Lizard Peninsula with St Keverne, Mullion and Helston attending at various times during he evening.

"Crews extinguished the fires using hosereels and beaters although the wind made conditions difficult at times.

"The crews have now returned to their respected stations."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

 

 

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