Falmouth Docks fire alert

Fire crews from three towns were sent to Falmouth Docks last night after a fire was reported on the RFA Argus, which is undergoing a multi-million pound refit at the yard.

Firefighters from Falmouth, Truro and Redruth were deployed and some wearing breathing apparatus entered the ship's engine room with a thermal image camera and an extinguisher. They were accompanied by a member of the ship's crew.

It was discovered that welding had caused a rag to catch fire, which was out by the time the firefighters located it. Crews checked the area thoroughly before leaving the ship.

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10:40am Fri 1 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I always find it a bit over the top when fire crews are scrambled from multiple neighbouring towns to what usually turn out to be minor incidents.
It happens a lot: couldn't they improve their communication and assessment processes?

I know its's better to be safe than sorry, but smarter use of technology would help save money and the environment.
I always find it a bit over the top when fire crews are scrambled from multiple neighbouring towns to what usually turn out to be minor incidents. It happens a lot: couldn't they improve their communication and assessment processes? I know its's better to be safe than sorry, but smarter use of technology would help save money and the environment. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

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