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Police assisted with a large fire near St Anne’s Hill, in Bude on the afternoon of 31st May. The major house fire in the detached two-storey property was treated by police as a critical incident.
Thick smoke could be seen from across town. On arrival by fire crews, the property was found to be well alight and additional resources were requested. Firefighters and specialist vehicles from at least 12 different stations across Cornwall and Devon attended. Appliances included Bude, Holsworthy (Devon), Hartland (Devon), Delabole and Launceston, with supporting vehicles from St Just, Wadebridge, St Austell, St Dennis and Saltash.
Due to limited water supply, water had to be pumped from the nearby river. The water carrier from Wadebridge Community Fire Station also attended. The incident was scaled back at around 8.30 pm and thankfully, there were no reported injuries.
Today, the public is urged not to approach the premises surrounded by Police tape in Marsland View, St Annes Hill, Bude, following the fire. It is insecure, unstable and liable to collapse. There is also a possible asbestos risk. More secure protection is being arranged, but in the meantime, nobody is to cross the police tape.
Fire officers and police are now mounting an investigation into the cause of the fire.