More details have been given about a fire that broke out near to South Crofty last night, which is being treated as arson.

'Multiple' fire engines were said to be at the scene and in a brief statement issued just before 10.30pm on Friday, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service asked people to avoid the area while the fire was ongoing.

Crews from Tolvaddon, Hayle and Perranporth fire stations were said to be in attendance, along with fire service group manager for West Cornwall, Protection and Prevention and Road Safety Lead Officer Stewart Whitworth, and Devon and Cornwall Police.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We are currently in attendance at a fire near South Crofty, Camborne.

"We recommend avoiding the area whilst we have multiple appliances in attendance."

The fire service has now given an update to say that crews were sent to South Crofty Way in Pool to a derelict building fire that had spread.

A spokesperson said: "At 9.51pm Critical Control received several calls to a building fire that also involved some vehicles.

"Two appliances from Tolvaddon and a third from Hayle were immediately mobilised to the incident. On arrival crews found the building and several vehicles well alight and used two breathing apparatus a hosereel and a jet to stop the fire spread.

"The building was single storey and measured three metres by six metres.

"At 10.26pm the aerial ladder platform from Newquay was requested to assist with extinguishing the fire, due to the confined access within the garage and the need to tackle it from above.

"Arson is suspected and police are in attendance."

A fire investigation is due to be carried out in daylight today (Saturday).