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BIG fire tears through barn on the edge of Truro

BIG fire tears through barn on the edge of Truro

Published by Emma Carton at 7:08am 21st October 2019. (Updated at 11:43am 21st October 2019)

Archive photo of barn blaze: Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters have spent the night battling a huge fire that tore through a barn on the outskirts of Truro.

Around 1,000 bales of hay were inside when the the building at St Clement went up in flames.

There are reports smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles.

Crews from the city and Falmouth were called on Sunday afternoon, before drafting in back-up from Helston.

A water carrier and one fire engine from Truro remained at the scene on Monday morning to monitor the fire.

"At 16:27, the Critical Control Centre began to receive 999 calls informing them of a barn on fire at an address in Truro.

"Two appliances from Truro and a further appliance from Falmouth attended and, on arrival, the first attending crew requested the attendance of a Water Carrier which was then mobilised from Helston.

"Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels and covering jets to fight the flames of the barn which measured 30 metres by 10m.

"The barn contained approximately 1000 bales of hay.

"Firefighters have continued to work through the night to tackle to fire.

"Currently, a Water Carrier and an appliance from Truro remain on scene monitoring the fire".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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