Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Tate Artwork Escapes Fire

news - st ives
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:02am 28th May 2013

Bosses at the Tate gallery in St Ives say no artwork has been damaged after a fire.

Three hundred people had to be evacuated from the iconic building on Monday lunchtime.

Fifteen firefighters were scrambled. They say the blaze broke out in the cafe's deep fat fryer.

Executive Director Mark Osterfield said: "Obviously it's very unfortunate. We don't want to have a fire - we don't want to put any people or the building or artworks at risk. However, I think it proves that we have the right measures in place to contain such incidents.

"I'm very proud of the team for the work that they did and very grateful to the fire service for acting very professionally, stopping the fire very quickly and ensuring there was no damage to the rest of the building."

Teams were at the scene for around three hours.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Ten firefighters on two appliances from St Ives were mobilised to the scene. The fire involved a deep fat fryer in the kitchen at the four storey building. An assistance message at 12:50 for ‘make pumps three’ for breathing apparatus was made – a third appliance from Penzance with five firefighters was mobilised.

"Crews wore four breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire using several foam fire extinguishers and a fire blanket. Using a thermal imaging camera the fire scene was inspected to ensure the fire was completely out and had not spread. The one way system outside the art gallery was closed by Devon and Cornwall Police."

The gallery will be open as normal on Tuesday.

7:02am 28th May 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
a30 summercourt

Car fire blocks A30

One person treated for burns between Summercourt and Mitchell

m5 fire 2

WATCH: The fire that shut main road to south-west

Here's why you might have got stuck on the M5...

Most read
newbridge crash

Woman has 'life-changing injuries' after crash

18-year-old was airlifted near Penzance

missing john hurst 4

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Top articles

BREAKING: Body on beach identified

Cornwall News: John Hurst was found on Watergate Bay near Newquay

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Anti-terror barriers to protect Changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle

National News: Security at Windsor Castle is being stepped up for Changing of the Guard in the wake of the Westminster terror attack.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Showbiz News: Singer Linda Nolan of pop group The Nolans has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

Islamic State is 'broke' and struggling to pay its fighters

World News: Iraq's former finance minister has told Sky News that Islamic State is nearly bankrupt and is running out of money to pay its fighters.

Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe found dead in Thailand

Sports News: A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke.

Newer article

Formula Supports Cornwall's Cream Tea

Cornwall News: Mathematical formula suggest jam should come first

Older article

Crime Down at Run to the Sun

Cornwall News: But 34 crimes still reported during Newquay festival weekend

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.