Pirate FM News 2 minute read

Investigation starts into bungalow fire in Camborne

Investigation starts into bungalow fire in Camborne

Published by Emma Carton at 8:03am 6th November 2019.

It has emerged a huge fire on a housing estate in Camborne took almost five hours to put out.

An investigation is starting after the blaze broke out in a bungalow at Penware Parc.

A woman was taken to hospital for breathing in smoke on Tuesday morning.

At one point it was so thick, the plumes were streaming into nearby properties.

Fire in Camborne
It has emerged that a huge fire on a housing estate in Camborne took almost five hours to put out. Photo: Ron Pretty

Firefighters from Tolvaddon, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance and St Just were scrambled, just after 10am.

Paramedics were also called, along with police - who confirmed one casualty was taken to hospital.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service say the fire was out by 3pm on Tuesday.

Fire in Camborne
An investigation has been launched into what caused the bungalow blaze in Camborne. Photo: Ron Pretty

"At 10:08, the Critical Control Centre received a total of five emergency calls informing them of a fire at a residential dwelling at Penware Parc, Camborne.

"Initially, two appliances from Tolvaddon were mobilised, along with a whole time officer for support.

"On arrival at the scene, an appliance from Tolvaddon reported the building as 'well alight' and requested a further appliance be mobilised. 

"Following this, an appliance from Truro was mobilised. Shortly after, further assistance was requested and an appliance from Penzance was mobilised".

They later added: The fire is now confirmed out and all appliances have left the scene. 

"A fire investigation is being undertaken to ascertain the cause of the fire".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Police investigating a report of rape in Camborne

Cornwall News: The victim, a girl in her late teens, is being supported by specialist officers.

Sizewell C nuclear plant will help kick-start post-pandemic economy, says EDF

National News: A planned new nuclear power station will help kick-start the economy following the coronavirus crisis, energy giant EDF has said.

Newer articles

Man injured after crash on a main road to Newquay

Cornwall News: Crews had reports of a person trapped in a rolled car

Pair of black swans seen in north Cornwall

Cornwall News: The sighting at Bude was described as super rare

Older articles

Cornish families stuck on waiting lists for social housing

Cornwall News: Shelter says some are so hard-up, they are skipping meals

A30 overtake dubbed 'worst seen' by police team

Cornwall News: Dashcam footage shows a car narrowly miss a van

Most read

More details released after two fatal incidents on Cornish coast

Cornwall News: A teenage girl died after becoming trapped under an inflatable boat

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall