It was a busy night for Cornwall firefighters who had to tackle two suspected arson attacks, a horse rescue, a property and a shed fire.

Arson is suspected after a sofa fire at Heartlands, Pool. Firefighters from Tolvaddon were called at 10.53pm following reports of a large amount of smoke being seen.

Once there they were confronted by a sofa on fire.

A spokesperson for the Cornwall Fire Serivce said: "A large amount of smoke was reported to the Critical Control Centre who mobilised one appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station. On arrival the crew found a sofa on fire.
"Anyone with information on fires being started deliberately in the countryside are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.

"Arson puts both the public and firefighters at unnecessary risk. It ties up resources that could be in demand for other more serious incidents.

"A lot of Cornwall is covered by on-call firefighters, so there's also a significant cost to each incident."

Arson is also suspected to be the cause of a hay field fire in Treliske Lane, Truro.

Truro firefighters were called to the lane at 9.02pm last night after receiving reports of some hay bales on fire.

An appliance from Truro Community Fire Station responded and the crew used beaters, hay forks and water buckets to put out the fire. This incident was suspected arson.

Arson can be reported free on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.

Firefighters from Tolvaddon and Perranporth also responded to multiple calls to a shed fire in Murdoch Close, Redruth at 9.37pm last night

Appliances from Tolvaddon and Perranporth Community Fire Stations along with a duty officer responded. Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to put out the fire.

Firefighters were also called to a property fire in Pellymounter Road, St Austell at 7:02pm last night

Appliances from St Austell, Mevagissey and Fowey Community Fire Stations along with a wholetime officer responded to a report of an alarm sounding and smoke coming from a property.

On arrival the crews discovered a chip pan that had been on fire and used positive pressure ventilation to clear the smoke.

Finally Tolvaddon were in action again to help with the rescue of a horse stuck on the floor in Carn Brea near Redruth.

The line rescue vehicle and an appliance from Tolvaddon Community Fire Station were called out at 8:51pm last night.

Once there they helped the owners and a vet to get the horse back on its feet using using the Palfinger and rescue strops to lift it.

After an assessment by the vet it was found that the horse was stable on its legs and the crews were released.