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Massive barn fire in north Cornwall was 'accidental'

Massive barn fire in north Cornwall was 'accidental'

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:09am 2nd September 2019. (Updated at 7:59am 2nd September 2019)

It is believed a massive fire that tore through a barn in north Cornwall was accidental.

The blaze broke out in St Eval early on Sunday morning.

Firefighters from Newquay, Padstow, Perranporth, Wadebridge, St Columb and St Dennis all got the shout, with back up from Penzance.

Gas cylinders and vehicles were found inside the building, and it also had asbestos in the roof.

Crews used jets to put the flames out and decontaminated the scene.

Photos of the damage show that the barn has been destroyed.

"Three appliances , one light 4x4 vehicle and our water carrier were mobilised to a barn fire in St Eval this morning.

"The incident commander immediately requested extra resources as the barn, which was well alight, contained vehicles, caravans, gas cylinders and had an asbestos roof.

"Support came from as far as Penzance Community Fire Station.

"The fire was extinguished, decontamination was completed and the crews returned to their home stations."

Wadebridge Community Fire Station

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