Major fire in St Ives near seafront: avoid Lifeboat Hill

A major fire has broken out in St Ives this evening near the seafront with 12 major appliances in attendance.

At 10.20pm a request for ‘Make pumps 12’ was made and additional appliances were sent to the scene.

At 12.20am there were six appliances on standby at St Ives bus station waiting to relieve crews from scene.

Crews are battling flames at a commercial premises. It is understood to be a fish and chip shop involved. 

People are being asked to avoid the Wharf Road and Lifeboat Hill area of St Ives due to the number of emergency vehicles in the area.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has said the incident is ongoing and “will be throughout the night”.

Firefighters from St Ives, Penzance, Hayle, Perranporth, St Just, Falmouth, Truro, Newquay and St Austell Community fire stations are all in attendance, attempting to bring the blaze under control.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service reported the fire breaking out just after 6.30pm.

Photos on social media show a building well alight.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Due to the heavy presence of emergency vehicles, please try and avoid the area of Lifeboat Hill, St Ives at this time.”

UPDATE 9.47PM: Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has updated to say that it now has ten appliances at the scene tackling the flames. 

UPDATE 11.27PM: There are now 12 major appliances in attendance. The wind is said to be fanning the flames. 

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