Dozens of firefighters are tackling a massive fire from an abandoned building in Truro.
At around 2.30 am, the Critical Control received several 999 calls reporting that a building located near Malpas was on fire. Following these calls, fire crews form Truro and Tolvaddon fire stations were deployed and sent to the incident. Also present was the whole-time officer.
When the crew arrived at the occurrence of the blaze, the incident commander requested for back up from the Perranporth Fire Station. According to the Cornwall Fire and Rescue center spokesman, the crews on the incident scene reported to the Critical Control saying that the subject of the fire was a two story-building. They went ahead to report that it was well alight, and the fire had spread to the roof of the building in several places.
An aerial ladder platform and two fire engines were requested. Just before 3.50pm, it was reported that the South West Ambulance Service as well as the Cornwall and Devon police joined the crew at the scene. Also, at the scene are Other kits used in the incidence include breathing apparatus support unit, environmental support unit, and incident command unit.
The spokesperson said that there were also various supporting vehicles and eight pumping appliances present at the scene to help extinguish the fire. At around 6am, there were 16 fire service vehicles at the incident.
By 7am, crews from Truro, Perranporth, Tolvaddon, Falmouth, St Austell and St Just Newquay were still in attendance at the scene. Also, crews from other fire stations like Helston, Hayle, St Austell, and Mevagissey are at the scene providing cover.
The spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue service said that the fire service would remain at the incident fighting the fire. He added that they would be in attendance for a large part of the morning.
Great progress is being made and details of this fire incidence will be updated.