Firefighters battling to save burning building in Cornwall

Firefighters are battling a large house fire between Camelford and Tintagel.

Several crews are trying to save as much of the burning building as they can whilst fire tears through the property in Cornwall.

Crews were first called at 12.20pm today - Tuesday, November 5.

It's believed the fire started in the kitchen and spread to the roof.

Cornwall Council has warned motorists of poor visibility on the B3263 as a result of the smoke caused by the fire.

They have advised people to 'drive carefully'.

Cornwall Council has warned motorists of poor visibility on the B3263 as a result of the smoke caused by the fire. Credit: Cornwall Live
Credit: Cornwall Live
Credit: Cornwall Live

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters from Delabole, Wadebridge and Bodmin are in attendance at a fire involving a two-storey detached house, measuring 15 metres by 20 metres. A kitchen fire has spread to the roof space. There is a shortage of water and the water carrier from Wadebridge has been requested.

"Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, are fighting the fire to stop it spreading and to save as much of the building as possible.

"There are no reports regarding any injuries at this time."