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Building evacuated following Penzance flat fire

By CMToby  |  Posted: October 26, 2012

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A FOUR-STOREY building in Penzance had to be evacuated after a sofa caught fire in a basement flat yesterday.

FIve people were ask to vacate the building on Penare Road shortly before 8.30pm as the building filled with smoke.

Fire fighters from St Just and Penzance used breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to sweep the building as they tackled the fire..

The fire, which was attended by 19 firefigters in four appliances, using one hose reel, was out by approximately 9.30pm.

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