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Before and after shots of huge fire on edge of Truro

Before and after shots of huge fire on edge of Truro

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:55am 21st October 2019. (Updated at 10:04am 22nd October 2019)

It has emerged firefighters were battling a huge barn fire on the edge of Truro for 16 hours.

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

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the barn and hay were destroyed.

However, crews from the city, Falmouth and Truro managed to protect the surrounding buildings.

This was the scene as the blaze took hold...

This was the aftermath...

Truro Barn Fire 2

Firefighters were scrambled at around 4.30pm on Sunday and were at the scene until Monday morning.

"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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