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Fire at harbour seafood restaurant in Cornwall

Fire at harbour seafood restaurant in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 3:58pm 12th October 2019. (Updated at 7:21am 13th October 2019)

A fire has broken out a popular harbourside seafood restaurant in Cornwall.

Crews from Helston and Tolvaddon were scrambled to reports of a chimney fire at Amelies in Porthleven.

The Critical Control Centre received a string of 999 calls on Saturday morning.

Firefighters discovered the blaze was on the first floor and called in back-up from Penzance.

Posting on social media, staff confirmed they had suffered a "serious fire" and that the restaurant is currently closed.

They added that everyone is "just a little shaken" but "safe and fine" and thanked locals and customers for their support.

"At 13:12 the Critical Control Centre received a 999 call informing them of a chimney fire at a restaurant in Porthleven. 

"Two appliances from Helston and Tolvaddon Community Fire Stations were immediately mobilised, along with a whole time officer for support. 

"Following a number of further calls, an additional appliance from Penzance was mobilised and a 4x4 from Helston. 

"The building is two storeys, measuring approx 14 metres by 10 metres and the fire is confirmed to be on the first floor.

"Fire crews are using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera is also in use. 

"Twenty personnel remain in attendance at this time".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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