Illogan home hearth – a timeline of occasions as hearth spreads by means of folks’s houses – Cornwall Stay


A serious home hearth has torn by means of a row of properties in Illogan and has thought to have left households homeless.

The fireplace broke out at about 5.15pm and resulting from excessive winds unfold rapidly from home to deal with by means of the roof house.

Firefighters had arrived on scene by 6pm, however by that time the hearth had already unfold into neighbouring properties.

Shortly earlier than 6pm there have been studies a person had been arrested close to the outlets on the inexperienced, which Devon and Cornwall Police later confirmed.

Fortuitously there have been no accidents and households had been evacuated to soundly rapidly.

Every part we all know in regards to the Illogan home hearth


Shortly after 5pm on Tuesday, Cornwall Hearth and Rescue Service began receiving “quite a few” 999 calls alerting them to a home hearth in Church Street, Illogan.

Initially two crews from Tolvaddon and Hayle had been despatched to the scene of the blaze, nevertheless it rapidly grow to be obvious extra can be wanted.

Enormous hearth in Bridge Street, Illogan

The firefighters fed again to fireplace management telling them one home was “properly alight” they usually had been want extra assist. Three further crews and additional assist automobiles, in addition to the police, had been known as to the scene to sort out the blaze.

A spokesperson for the hearth service mentioned “firefighters are utilizing six respiratory equipment , 4 hose reel jets, two major jets, 135 ladder and triple extension ladders” however the hearth was beginning the unfold to the roofs resulting from excessive winds.

The incident on the bottom was “sectioned into two” in consequence.


In some unspecified time in the future throughout the hearth service being known as and arriving on the scene, a person was arrested not far-off.

Reader image of the hearth in Bridge Street,Illogan

Kieran Mitchell lives near the property hearth location and mentioned: “From the place I used to be I may see the primary home totally alight. The roof had fallen in and unfold over to subsequent door as properly. There have been six hearth engines and a number of police vehicles across the property.

“On the store by the sq. I noticed one male being arrested.”

Police later confirmed this to be true.


At this level the intense nature of the blaze was very obvious.

Cornwall Stay managed to achieve the Drive Incident Supervisor Martin Worthington and he informed us: “Studies of a fireplace in Bridge Street, Illogan, Camborne, got here in at 5.30pm. We presently have police and hearth on the scene.

“There might be localised tarffic disruption whereas the hearth service offers with the hearth. Bridge Street might be closed and we’ll liaise with hearth investigators to find out the reason for the blaze.”


The fireplace was nonetheless spreading however residents had all been accounted for and had been evacuated safely.

Maria Matthews lives on the street behind and informed us at this level: “I can see it from my son’s bed room; there are positively 4 homes lacking a roof. My largest fear is I’ve pals who stay there and my uncle.

“I didn’t know something about it and I stay in Coronation Street behind however a good friend messaged me saying there’s an enormous hearth in your street. I got here upstairs and noticed the smoke from my son’s bed room window. I acquired up right here simply earlier than the emergency providers/ The smoke acquired actually dangerous then and took all the things in 10 minutes.

The extent of the blaze in Illogan

The extent of the blaze in Illogan

“There’s nonetheless a number of smoke coming from one home. One home is totally gutted however different ones nonetheless have elements of their roof left.

“They’re nonetheless sending emergency providers now.

“It’s tremendous windy tonight.”


Police give an replace. FIM Worthington confirmed the hearth has unfold to adjoining properties and quantity or properties within the terrace had been alight.

“All residents have been evacuated to a protected distance and there have been no accidents reported,” he mentioned. “Hearth service are on the scene.

“My understanding is that one individual has been arrested. We’re treating the hearth as suspicious.”


The fireplace service posted an replace on their web site saying the blaze was nonetheless underway. They mentioned at this level: “Essential management is presently coping with massive volumes of calls and radio site visitors, we’ll replace the information desk as and when the chance arises and new info is acquired.”


The fire spread rapidly through people's homes

The fireplace unfold quickly by means of folks’s houses

Shortly after Cornwall Stay reporters Mike Smallcombe and Charlotte Becquart arrived on the scene. They described it as “extremely windy” and confirmed the street was nonetheless closed with an enormous emergency providers presence remaining.


Cornwall Stay studies stay from the scene regardless of the excessive winds. We spoke to an incident commander who confirmed everyone was accounted for.


Emergency services rushed to the scene of the Illogan house fire

Emergency providers rushed to the scene of the Illogan home hearth

Police give one other replace. FIM Worthington mentioned: “I’ve no additional info from the scene concerning the hearth however my notion is it’s underneath management.

“We’re treating the hearth as suspicious and a male has been arrested and is in custody in reference to this incident.”


Resident Maria Matthews tells our reporters on the scene she was apprehensive about her unborn child. The 33-weeks pregnant resident mentioned: “I can see the smoke from my son’s bed room window, it’s most likely about 200 metres away. The police had been saying maintain your doorways and home windows shut as a result of there’s asbestos within the roof.

“I had my door and home windows open as a result of I didn’t know there was a fireplace, my good friend messaged me [and that’s how I found out].

The scene of the Illogan home hearth

“However I feel it’s alright, my good friend is a nurse and she or he mentioned it shouldn’t have an effect on an unborn baby.

“It’s terrible. I can nonetheless see it smoking. However I’m simply glad everyone is OK.”


Station supervisor Nick Harvey, from Tolvaddon, informed us on the scene that due to the excessive winds, the hearth unfold rapidly.

He mentioned: “Sadly due to the wind the roof areas have been severely affected.

“We are actually within the strategy of cooling it down, monitoring the hotspots.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Illogan

Firefighters on the scene of the hearth in Illogan

“We’ll have a fireplace investigation crew tomorrow morning.

“I perceive the police will keep a presence all through the evening.”


By this level the hearth was underneath management and the street was re-opened. A scene guard is believed to stay in place.

Additional updates will observe within the morning.

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