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Several families are homeless tonight after a fire swept through a row of cottages in a Cornish village. About 100 firefighters were called to Constantine near Falmouth last night. Initial investigations suggest the fire may have started in a domestic heating oil tank. Steve Hardy reports.
Barry Butland, Eye Witness and Martyn Addinall, Falmouth Fire Station
Several people had to be rescued from their homes after a row of terraced cottages in a Cornish village were damaged by fire.
A domestic oil tank next to one of the houses in Constantine near Falmouth ruptured and spread burning fuel to the neighbouring homes. A hundred firefighters tackled the blaze. The cause is being investigated.
A row of terraced houses in Constantine in Cornwall have been evacuated after a residential oil tank caught fire. Several people had to be rescued and eight fire engines were needed to put out the fire. No one was injured.