FIREFIGHTERS were called to a home in Falmouth in the early hours of this morning after reports of a fire alarm sounding and a woman screaming.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call from the police at 3.54am, saying that a 999 call had been made.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "On this basis the incident was made 'Persons Reported' and three appliances were mobilised – two from Falmouth and one from Tolvaddon.

"An area manager was the nearest officer to the incident and was therefore mobilised. This is part of our normal mobilising procedure, the nearest wholetime officers will always be sent to a life risk incident regardless of rank.

"After contacting the original caller and upon further investigation, we were satisfied that there was no immediate threat to life, and therefore the appliance from Tolvaddon and Area Manager were stood down.

"The two appliances from Falmouth still proceeded to confirm there was no fire.

"Fire crews met with police on scene and confirmed the incident was a 'false alarm with good intent'."

The fire service has not said exactly where the incident took place.