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Massive barn fire on edge of Truro treated as arson

Massive barn fire on edge of Truro treated as arson

Published by Emma Carton at 7:19am 23rd October 2019. (Updated at 12:16pm 23rd October 2019)

Above photo: Falmouth Community Fire Station

A massive fire that destroyed a barn on the outskirts of Truro's being treated as arson.

Around a thousand bales of hay were inside the building when it went up in flames.

The blaze broke out at St Clement on Sunday and police are understood to be investigating.

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Arson is suspected after a massive fire that destroyed a barn on the outskirts of Truro. Photo: Truro Community Fire Station

At its height, firefighters from the city, Falmouth and Helston were battling the fire.

They managed to stop it spreading to nearby buildings but the barn and hay bales were destroyed.

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Around 1,000 bales of hay were inside the building at St Clement, Truro, when it went up in flames. Photo: Truro Community Fire Station

"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 10 metres. 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 later added: "All appliances have left the incident, the cause of the fire is believed to be arson and police have been informed".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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