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Several fires spark police investigations across Cornwall

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: March 22, 2009

Several fires spark police investigations across Cornwall
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Police are investigating several fires which they believe were started deliberately around Cornwall on Saturday.

Public toilets in St Ives, cars in St Austell and St Columb and trees and rubbish in Helston were all targeted by suspected arsonists on March 21.

A fire was started in a bin in the toilets next to the lifeboat station in West Pier in St Ives just before 8.30pm, but was caught before it spread.

A car on the B3274 near St Columb was completely destroyed by a fire at around 9pm and a blaze in a car on Eastbourne Road in St Austell was put out later in the evening. Both fires are being treated by police as arson.

Blazes in trees and bins near Coronation Boating Lake and in Amenities Park in Helston, believed to have been started deliberately, were put out during the evening.

Fire crews also tackled a large gorse fire at Victoria just off the A30 which is thought to have been started intentionally and gorse fires at Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula, Demelza near Victoria and Belowda Downs near Roche through the day.

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