Firefighters in Cornwall were called to the partial collapse of a building in Portreath and a 'difficult' chimney fire in strong winds in St Keverne yesterday .

Fire critical control received a call about a collapsed building at around 6.11pm yesterday evening.

Firefighters from Tolvaddon station went to the scene along with Devon and Cornwall Police who cordoned off the area and building inspectors were called to deal with the situation.

A spokesperson for Cornwall fire service said: "Critical Control received a call at 18:11 on 14/04/21 stating there has been a partial collapse of a property.

Crews from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station arrived alongside Devon and Cornwall Police, cordoned off the area and requested the attendance of building control.

Falmouth Packet:

Firefighters from St Keverne had to use a 135 foot long ladder in strong winds to tackle the chimney fire in the High Street yesterday afternoon.

Six crew members and two appliances attended the chimney fire at around 3pm.

A crew spokesperson said: "A difficult chimney resulted in the crew using our 135 ladder to gain access to the top of the chimney and fighting the fire from above using a hose reel jet.

Falmouth Packet:

A spokesperson for fire control said: "An appliance and light 4x4 appliance from St Keverne Community Fire Station were mobilised to a chimney fire.

"The crew utilised chimney rods but found it to be a difficult chimney so fought the fire using a hose reel jet from the roof via a 135 ladder."