Two house fires within 24 hours in Cornwall as property gutted

Firefighters found a ground floor room in the property at Padstow 'well alight' when they arrived
-Credit: (Image: Padstow Community Fire Station.)


Two house fires have ripped through properties in Cornwall within 24 hours. The fires, which took place in Padstow and Newquay, were dealt with by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service on Friday and Saturday mornings (June 7 and 8).

Firefighters were called to Boyd Avenue in Padstow on Friday morning just after 9am, where a room was gutted by the blaze. Padstow Community Fire Station said: "On arrival a room on the ground floor was well alight.

"Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, preventing any further spread to the rest of the house and neighbouring properties."

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Thankfully, no one was hurt. The crew added: "All occupants had safely evacuated with no injuries."

Fire ripped through a room in a home in Padstow
Fire ripped through a room in a home in Padstow -Credit:Padstow Community Fire Station.

Just under a day later, four fire engines attended an incident in Pentire, Newquay on Saturday at 8am. Firefighters used breathing gear, a safety jet, a hose reel jet and a smoke curtain.

No further information about the incident was released.

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