Pictures show devastation after three huge fires across Cornwall

The last 24 hours or so have proved to be incredibly busy for Cornwall’s brave firefighters with teams dealing with a variety of shouts.

Many of the firefighters involved have shared pictures following the incidents. The images show the charred remains of houses, buildings, caravans and cars.

The pictures show not only how devastating fire can be, but how it can destroy all before it almost in the blink of an eye.

Here is a rundown of the shout outs attended by our firefighters yesterday and early this morning.

Firefighters have reiterated the importance of having good windows following a large residential fire in Port Isaac yesterday (Tuesday) Morning.

Port Isaac

At 6:18am Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call alerting it to the fire in the village.

Teams of firefighters from Delabole, Wadebridge, Bodmin and a flexi duty officer attended.

The aftermath of the fire in Port Isaac
(Image: @DelaboleCFRS)

Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. West Country Ambulance were also in attendance although there is no indication as to the nature of any injuries.

Pictures shared by Delabole Community Fire Station show the property completely gutted by the blaze with its roof caved in and a staircase burned away.

Fortunately for neighbours in the village notorious for its tight streets, only good windows prevented the fire from spreading.

The aftermath of the fire in Port Isaac

A spokesman for Delabole Community Fire Station said: “Early wake up for us, Bodmin and Wadebridge.

“We attended this fire in Port Isaac. As you can see having decent modern windows prevented the spread of the fire to an attached property.”

The aftermath of the fire in Port Isaac
(Image: @DelaboleCFRS)

The Lizard

The scrap car fire on The Lizard
(Image: @MullionCFRS)

These pictures show the aftermath of a fire that engulfed a number of scrap cars near The Lizard yesterday.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service received the call shortly before 4pm yesterday (Tuesday) alerting them to the fire near to Mile End.

Appliances from Mullion, Helston and a wholetime flexi officer attended the scene.

The scrap car fire on The Lizard
(Image: @MullionCFRS)

Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire before leaving the scene, leaving behind the charred remains of the vehicles.

Images shared by Mullion Community Fire Station show a burned out mini, car and truck set among other junk items.

St Erth

At 1:46am this morning (Wednesday) several 999 calls were made to a large fire off of Green Lane seen from St Erth.

The fire involved two caravans, eight vehicles, various out buildings and waste land.

One team of firefighters from St Ives was sent to investigate.

The fire near St Erth that destroyed two caravans, eight vehicles, various out buildings and waste land.
(Image: @StIvesCFRS)

Shortly after the 999 call was received from an occupant of Green lane stating that they had a fire in their caravan and believed it might have spread to some nearby vehicles.

On receiving this information, a second major appliance and a smaller pumping device from St Ives were sent to the scene.

Two minutes after firefighters arrived crews requested a third pump and confirmed that two caravans and multiple cars were well alight.

A third team from Tolvaddon was sent to the scene along with a Water Carrier from Helston as there were poor water supplies in the area.

The fire near St Erth that destroyed two caravans, eight vehicles, various out buildings and waste land.
(Image: @StIvesCFRS)

At 02:11am crews had two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus under rapid deployment. At 02:55am crews confirmed along with the two caravans that eight vehicles were well alight and that the fire had also spread to a shed and an area of wasteland. Gas cylinders on scene had been cooled and considered safe and that two-breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera was in use.

At 03:45am firefighters confirmed that the fire had been extinguished, a fire investigation confirmed that the fire had started accidentally. Firefighters remained on scene damping down hot spots until 05:20am this morning.

Cornwall Live