Block of flats evacuated after fire breaks out

The residents of a block of flats in Cornwall have been evacuated after a fire broke out inside the building.

The incident happened on Station Road, Truro, before 10.30pm last night.

The fire service, police and the ambulance service all attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Cornwall’s Fire and Rescue Service said: “A passerby phoned 999 to alert the fire service to smoke issuing from the top floor flat.

“Three appliances were immediately mobilised from Truro and Tolvaddon. The officer in charge quickly requested a fourth pump which was also mobilised from Tolvaddon.

“This then prompted mobilising specialist vehicles from Falmouth and St Just. The block of flats was evacuated and all persons were quickly accounted for.

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The building in Station Road, Truro

“The crew used two breathing apparatus, one extended hosereel jet, one safety jet and one triple extension ladder, the fire has now been extinguished. Police and Ambulance are also in attendance.”

Cornwall Live