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Arson suspected cause of barn fire at Ruan Minor farm, near Helston

By CGCharlotte  |  Posted: July 10, 2013

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Arson suspected cause of barn fire at Ruan Minor farm, near Helston

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Arson is the suspected cause of a barn fire that broke out near Helston today.

Firefighters were scrambled to the scene at a farm in Ruan Minor, shortly before 6.40pm.

Two pumping appliances from Mullion and one from St Keverne attended.

Crew members used two sets of breathing equipment and a hose to tackle the flames.

Police have been informed as arson is the suspected cause of the blaze.

Peter Tonkin, fire station manager at Mullion, said: "The fire was in a derelict shed in the corner of a field. It appeared to have started with a pile of hay."

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