A person has been rescued after a fire broke out in Falmouth town centre.

There were early reports that people may be trapped and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has now confirmed that one person was pulled from the building by firefighters.

A spokesperson said: "At 8.27pm Critical Control received the first of multiple calls reporting a fire with persons trapped inside.

"The first appliance arrived in just four minutes, followed by police and ambulance.

"On arrival crews found smoke issuing from a two-story terraced property.

"One person was rescued by firefighters and was assessed by paramedics.

"All persons were then accounted for."

Four fire engines - two from Falmouth, one from Tolvaddon and one from Truro - were called, along with an area manager.

The fire service said this was because the nearest wholetime officer will always attend a "life risk incident", regardless of rank.

Crews tapped in to a hydrant and continued to put out the fire, which was in a flat within the building.

The spokesperson said: "The cause was accidental and initially started by a chip pan fire which spread through the property."

Market Street, Church Street and Arwenack Street were all closed by police to allow emergency services to work at the scene.