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Fire tears through first-floor flat in Cornwall

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Published by Emma Carton at 8:04am 20th February 2019. (Updated at 11:54am 20th February 2019)

A fire that tore through a flat in mid Cornwall scrambled crews from St Austell, Lostwithiel and Truro.

The blaze broke out on the first floor at St Blazey on Tuesday lunchtime, and spread to the roof.

It happened on Fore Street and Pirate FM understands everyone made it out of the building safely.

Crews, wearing breathing kit, used hoses and jets managed to stop the flames from spreading further.

"One appliance from Lostwithiel Community Fire Station, two appliances from St Austell Community Fire Station the Aerial Ladder Platform from Truro Community Fire Station and two Wholetime officers attended this incident.

"It involved a fire in a first floor flat and the roof space.

"The crew used four sets of breathing apparatus, two thermal image cameras, two hosereels, one safety jet and one covering jet.

"There is currently a Fire Investigation Team on route to confirm the source of the fire".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Posting on Facebook, St Austell Community Fire Station later confirmed the cause was accidental.

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