Oil tank rupture blamed for Falmouth Docks fire: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: Pictures: Janet Truscott Pictures: Janet Truscott

A fire at Falmouth Docks last Wednesday afternoon has been blamed on an oil tank rupture in one of the dry docks, as these pictures show.

A&P Falmouth’s own firefighters battled the flames from the dockside ahead of two fire engines arriving. Crews from Falmouth, Truro, Camborne and Penzance as well as specialist resources from Penzance and St Just had initially been mobilised in response to several calls received.

A spokesman for the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The fire involved an oil tank which had ruptured alongside a ship, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed at the scene with a hosereel jet and a main jet. Cornwall Fire and Rescue personnel established water monitors and jets at the scene.”

The fire had broken out on board the P&O ferry, European Endeavour in number two dry dock just before 3pm. No damage was caused to the ship and there were no injuries reported.

The fire was brought under control by 3.20pm. 

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