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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The smell of smoke is overwhelming around Boscawen Park
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A large woodland fire continues to rage in Truro this afternoon as more than 40 firefighters battle to keep things under control. At around 11.15am today (August 6) dozens of calls flooded into Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service as well as the police as smoke could be seen from an area by Boscawen Park in Truro. A total of 36 calls were made to the fire service, with personnel on the scene shortly after it was reported. As of 12.40pm, extra crews from Tolvaddon and St Austell were called in to help. At 1.30pm, the fire service issued an update stating that more reinforcements were being called in while police remained at the scene. A drone is now being used to assess the damage to the area. READ MORE: Live coverage of the incident can be found here And, as of 3pm, a further update was issued which said “Cornwall Fire and Rescue remain on scene at this incident. This is a wildfire involving pine trees, grass fire and mixed high and low vegetation. Crews are working under extreme heat and uneven surfaces to contain and extinguish the fire. Hose reel jets and beaters are in use.
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. 36 calls were received by Critical Control to this incident.” Fire incident manager on the scene in Boscawen Park, Mark Sherris, confirmed to CornwallLive just after 3pm that the fire is still being tackled. Mr Sherris said that while no-one has been hurt and no properties are currently at risk, the incident is still a significant operation. He said: "We've requested more resources, seven appliances now, as well as specialists alongside it. We are also here with colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police too. Police were called as well by a member of the public, liaising with them to support us in bringing it to a successful conclusion. (Image: Submitted) "Their resources on the scene include a drone which will be assessing the area. We are utilising the drone, finding out where our resources are. We’re currently not sure where it started or the cause of it. On the conclusion we will liaise with our investigation teams and try to determine the cause of it." Pictures from the scene show that a large chunk of woodland has now been destroyed by the fire. Locals have also reported a lingering smell of smoke in the area even though the fire appears to be being tackled. (Image: Olivier Vergnault) Read next: Man took swing at police who 'outstayed their welcome' Man who said English courts are complicit in war crimes avoids jail Drug dealer carried throwing knives because he was 'off his head' Judge tells paedo it's time for court to stop helping him Dumped stalker doused himself and partner's door in petrol
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