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PHOTOS: The damage after major pub fire

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:09am 25th February 2019. (Updated at 12:18pm 25th February 2019)

Photo above: Cornish Stuff

This is the extent of the damage after a massive fire tore through an iconic pub in Cornwall.

The Fisherman's Arms, which overlooks the harbour in Newlyn, went up in flames in the early hours.

It is understood four people have been treated for breathing in smoke, with at least one taken to hospital.

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Parts of iconic Newlyn pub, The Fisherman's Arms pub, have been completely gutted by fire. Photo: Kathy Hill

At its height, crews from St Just, Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, Truro and Helston were battling the blaze on Fore Street.

The flames tore through an upstairs bedroom, before spreading downstairs and to an adjacent building.

Police have confirmed several nearby properties had to be evacuated and the road was cordoned off.

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Firefighters from St Just to Truro were battling the blaze at Newlyn, which tore through the roof. Photo: Dave King

"At 00:48 the Critical Control Centre received numerous 999 calls reporting a fire at a property in Fore Street, Newlyn.

"In total, appliances from Penzance, St Just, Hayle, St Ives, Falmouth, Tolvaddon, Helston, Truro and St Dennis were mobilised, along with 6 whole time officers for support. Police and ambulance also attended.

"On arrival, the building was well alight and crews used breathing apparatus and hosereel jets to extinguish the fire.

"The incident has now scaled down. A full fire investigation will take place this morning to establish the cause of the fire".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

You can see more photos of the damage by scrolling through the gallery below...

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