Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

Falmouth pasty factory fire: WC Rowes say production to be back up and running soon

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The owners of a pasty factory in Falmouth have paid tribute to fast acting firefighters after a fire broke out, saying they are confident it will be back up and running, "in a short space of time". 

Eight crews from Falmouth, Helston, Redruth, Camborne, St Keverne, Newquay and Perranporth, plus an aerial ladder platform from Truro and a command support unit from St Just were called out to fight the flames in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The operation support vehicle from Falmouth and a water carrier fromWadebridge were also drafted in at the peak of the fire.

Crews wearing four sets of breathing apparatus used three jets to fire  the fight in the 60m by 40m building, as the fire broke through the roof and it began to collapse. 

As a result firefighting was taken to a safer distance, using the aerial ladder platform as a water tower.

WC Rowe, owners of the factory off Bickland water Road, said there had been no casualties

"Although we wait for the fire service to complete their investigations, there are no suggestions of any suspicious activity which may have led to the start of the fire," said a spokesman.

"We have been able to view the damage and can confirm the fire has been contained to a small area of the building.

"Rowe’s Bakery would like to express their gratitude to the fire crews who attended the incident. Without their efforts the results could have been far worse

"We have in place robust contingency plans for incidents such as this and are in the midst of implementing these to ensure none of our customers are affected .

"We are very confident to be fully operational again in a short space of time."

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