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'Good progress' being made with St Ives tea room fire

Fire fighters are still tackling a blaze at a tea room and residential accommodation close to St Ives waterfront.

The fire broke out around 7.30pm this evening. 7 pumping appliances and special appliances attended the incident.

Good progress being made at this time.

It is believed no persons were in the residential property at the time of the blaze.

– Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson

Six people from adjoining properties are being given support from the Red Cross as they're unable to return to their homes until inspections have been carried out.

Huge fire on St Ives waterfront this evening

Fire fighters are tackling a huge blaze at vintage tea rooms in a popular shopping destination close to the St Ives waterfront, after a fire broke out around 7.30pm this evening.

Police officers have set up a perimeter to keep bystanders back and nearby houses have lost electricity after the fire began in a small shopping area known as The Arcade on Wharf Road.

It is believed the fire could have started at Wafflelicious, which is next door to the vintage tea rooms.

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Sculpture thief had to be 'fairly strong'

This sculpture was taken in broad daylight and the person would have had to walk it though the street to waiting transport.

They would have had to be fairly strong to carry the sculpture on their own.”

– Pc Jon Dash, Penzance Police.

The sculpture was taken from Porthminster Gallery in St Ives on the morning of August the 9th.

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