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Victoria Road still closed after major house fire in St Austell

By CG_News  |  Posted: November 20, 2013

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**UPDATE 7.20am - Fire crews are investigating the cause of the serious blaze at a home in St Austell.

Over 50 firefighters were called in to tackle the fire last night.

** UPDATE 6.30am - Victoria Road in St Austell remains closed in both directions between the Woodland Road junction and the Clifden Road junction, due to the earlier building fire.

Fire crews are understood to have been dampening down until around 2.00am this morning.

** UPDATE 10.58pm - The fire is believed to be now under control. The road is still cordoned off and emergency services still on the scene

RESIDENTS in a St Austell street have been evacuated from their homes as fire fighters tackle a major property fire.

They were called to Victoria Road at around 9pm following reports of a blaze in a terraced home.

However, the raging inferno spread to a neighbouring property.

Fire crews from St Austell, Mevagissey, Fowey and St Dennis are at the scene along with ambulance and police officers.

Residents living nearby have been advised to stay in their homes and keep windows and doors shut while those living next door have been evacuated, police said.

Fire fighters are using a hydraulic platform to get better access to tackle the blaze.

Sgt Simon Lord, acting police sgt at the scene, said they had vacated nearby houses and firefighters were containing the blaze.

He added: "We do not believe at this moment in time that there is anyone in the properties."

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