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Investigation underway after big fire at beach cafe in Cornwall

Investigation underway after big fire at beach cafe in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:18pm 28th May 2019.

An investigation is being carried out to try and work out how a big fire started at a beach cafe in Cornwall.

Multiple emergency calls were made after the 'Life's a Beach' cafe at Maenporth caught alight.

Firefighters from Falmouth, Truro, Helston, St Just and St Austell all got the shout at around 10am on Tuesday morning.

maenporth fire

Smoke could be seen billowing from the building and the roof appears to have been destroyed by the flames.

The fire is now out but crews remain on the scene damping down and are monitoring the incident.

maenporth fire

"At 9.50am Critical Control received multiple emergency calls to a café on fire in the Falmouth area.

"Initially two fire appliances from Falmouth Community Fire Station and two Officers attended the incident where they found the roof of the building fully involved in fire.

"Fire crews attempted to extinguish the fire using four breathing apparatus, a main jet and hosereel."

maenporth fire

Update 10.15am: "Make pumps four request was received and further fire crews from Truro and Helston Community Fire Stations were mobilised along with specialist appliances from St Just and St Austell Community Fire Stations."

Update 12.15pm: "Incident has now been scaled down and one appliance from Falmouth Community Fire Station is still in attendance damping down and monitoring the incident.

"A Fire Investigation Team is currently in attendance establishing the cause of the fire."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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