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St Erth fire finally put out

Firefighters have successfully put out a giant fire at a recycling plant that caused mass disruption in Cornwall. Crews were called to the recycling yard next to St Erth station just after 8pm on Monday 8 August.


TRAVEL: Cancelled train services after fire on railway line

Thousands of travellers have faced a day of disruption in Cornwall as roads and rail lines have been closed by a huge black cloud of smoke from burning tyres.

Here are the affected lines:

  • No service on CrossCountry between St Erth and Penzance. Tickets being accepted on Great Western Railway services.
  • Passengers may alternatively use bus routes 14,17 and 18. Services between Truro and Plymouth are not affected.
  • Replacement bus service running on Great Western Railway between St Erth and St Ives (Cornwall), and between St Erth and Penzance.
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