A workshop fire in St Erth Praze spread to four cars and shut roads around Country Skittles

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A workshop fire which started yesterday spread to four cars before fire crews managed to get it under control.

More and more firefighters from across Cornwall were called to tackle the blaze, which is believed to have started on Saturday evening.

Six pumping appliances were rushed to the scene in St Erth Praze from Tolvaddon, Hayle and St Ives, along with two water carriers from Helston and Wadebridge and supporting vehicles from Falmouth and St Just.

Crews arrived to find an agricultural building measuring 12 by 10 meters well alight and had spread to three vehicles.

The firefighters requested an additional two pumps, then another two shortly after due to pure water supplies.

Firefighters have divided the building fire into two operational sectors and are using breathing apparatus and multiple hose reels to fight the flames.

Road closures have been in place along the B3302 around the fire and local residents around the Country Skittles vicinity were asked to keep doors and windows closed due to the smoke plume.

At just after 6am the incident was scaled back to one appliance.

A fire spokesman said: “The fire has been extinguished and the firefighters are making up their equipment before leaving the scene.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, however it spread to four nearby cars.”

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