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MAJOR fire tears through a house in north Cornwall

MAJOR fire tears through a house in north Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 2:26pm 5th November 2019. (Updated at 4:13pm 5th November 2019)

A massive house fire has broken out in a rural area of north Cornwall.

Firefighters say the blaze near Tintagel Brewery started in the kitchen and has spread to the roof.

Crews from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin are battling to bring the flames under control.

Another team from Wadebridge was also scrambled, because of "poor water supply".

"After receiving a number of calls at 12:20, the Critical Control Centre mobilised three appliances from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin Community Fire Stations to reports of a fire in a domestic dwelling in Tintagel.

"The above appliances are now in attendance and are being supported by a whole time officer and also a water carrier from Wadebridge which was mobilised due to poor water supply.

"The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and has spread to the roof space.

"Firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Fire near Tintagel
A massive house fire has broken out near Tintagel Brewery, scrambling firefighters from across north Cornwall. Photo: Kelvin Curnow


Cornwall Council has tweeted to warn drivers that plumes of smoke are affecting visibility on the B3263.

"Due to a fire at a house in Tintagel currently being attended by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, there is a smoke plume currently affecting visibility on the B3263. Please drive carefully".

Cornwall Council

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