Arson suspected at Porthleven recycling bank
10:00am Thursday 15th November 2012 in News
Firefighters in the Helston area were called out to deal with two fires at paper recycling banks over the past week.
Arson is suspected following the fire at a newspaper recycling bank on Shrubberies Hill, Porthleven.
Devon & Cornwall Police alerted firefigheters just after 8pm last Wednesday and one appliance from Helston was sent to the scene. When the crew arrived they found the newspaper bank alight, and a high pressure hosereel jet was used to extinguish the fire. A fire service spokesman said that arson was suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police will be making further enquiries. In a separate incident firefighters were called out to a paper recycling bank near Kynance Cove on Friday.
One crew from Mullion attended shortly before 11am and used 2 hosereels to extinguish the flames.