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Huge fire destroys items to help families in crisis

Huge fire destroys items to help families in crisis

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:34am 30th December 2019. (Updated at 1:46pm 30th December 2019)

A big fire has destroyed a building used by a Cornish group that supports families in crisis.

Flames tore through the former Roselyon school in Par the day after Boxing Day.

St Blazey Recycle Reuse Resale Community Interest Company uses it for storage and lost a load of furniture.

It has described the blaze as "mindless vandalism" and police are treating it as possible arson.

Par Fire
A huge fire has destroyed a former school building in Par

"So many of you will know St Blazey had a fire last night. It was the gym at the old Roselyon School site. 

"This was our furniture store (the one that the boys ransacked in the Summer).

"Needless to say we're a bit upset - white goods, beds allsorts ready for moving to the shop have gone up in flames".

The statement continued: "We don't want this sort of mindless vandalism in our town.

"Please no sightseeing - this structure is now unsafe!"

St Blazey Recycle Reuse Resale CIC

Fire in Par
The blaze destroyed furniture which was being stored by a group that support families in crisis in Cornwall


Fire crews from St Austell, Fowey, Lostwithiel, St Dennis, Launceston and St Columb were called to battle the blaze on St Blazey Road.

Police say flames were seen coming from the roof and there were reports of several teenagers seen running away from the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact officers on 101 quoting, crime ref: CR/116065/19.

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