FIRE crews were called to a blaze on a boat in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Newlyn Harbour at 2am after receiving a 999 call reporting a fire in the wheelhouse of a boat moored there.

Two fire engines from Penzance were sent to the scene and, upon arrival, a fire officer requested that a third attend.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "The wheelhouse was well alight on the boat measuring approximately 20 metres in length.

"Crews wearing breathing apparatus (BA) used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

"Flares stored on the boat were identified as the most significant risk and were safely removed from the vessel."

The fire was out by around 2.40am and crews then ventilated the area.

The spokesperson added: "An appliance from St Ives was mobilised to standby at Penzance for fire cover, however once the appliance from St Just was made available from the incident they stayed in Penzance on standby and the crew from St Ives were sent back."