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Huge fire at construction site near Truro

Huge fire at construction site near Truro

Published by Emma Carton at 6:47am 25th February 2020. (Updated at 6:59am 25th February 2020)

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Firefighters have spent the evening battling a huge blaze at a village near Truro.

Flames tore through the building in Devoran on Monday night, that was under construction.

Crews from the city and Falmouth were scrambled to Belmont Terrace just after 8.30pm.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed it is being treated as arson.

"At 19:50 this evening the Critical Control Centre received an emergency call, regarding a residential building under construct on fire.

"One appliance from Truro and an appliance from Falmouth were mobilised to the incident.

"20:07: Firefighters made pumps 3, building well alight. Another appliance from Falmouth was mobilised to the incident.

"20:13: Firefighters on scene discovered one single storey timber framed building, under construction, well alight. The building measures approx. 15 metres by 10 metres. One Hose Reel Jet and one Main Jet in use.

"20:35: Firefighters are now using two Main Jets and four Breathing Apparatus, under stage one.

"21:19: Stop message received from crews. Firefighters damping down hotspots and breathing apparatus has been withdrawn. 

"This incident is being treated as arson suspected".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

"Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them.

"Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

You can find advice to protect yourself, friends, family and others from the threat of arson here.

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