Fire crews are still dealing with fire at an industrial estate that saw more than 100 tonnes of rubbish go up in flames.

More than 100 tonnes of rubbish went up in flames last night as firefighters tackled what was described as a 'large fire' at Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston.

Appliances from eight fire stations from across Cornwall and Devon were called to the fire at around 9.30pm last night.


Six fire crews were sent to the incident with services and resoruces from Launceston, Callington, Plymouth, Holsworthy, St Austell and Liskeard all attending the fire. 

A full statement from the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service at 9:33pm on Twitter said: "We are currently dealing with a large fire at Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston. 

"Crews from @LauncestonCFRS are in attendance with @CallingtonCFRS.Further resources are en route from @LiskeardCFRS, @StAustellCFRS, Holsworthy and Plymouth. Further details to follow"

By 1:17am two stations had supplied support with appliances coming from Tavistock, Newquay and Helston stations. 

A statement by the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said that good progress had been made despite around 100 tonnes of waste being involved.

The service said: "We currently have 11 pumping and special appliances at a fire in #Launceston from @LauncestonCFRS @CallingtonCFRS @LiskeardCFRS @StAustellCFRS @NewquayCFRS @HelstonCFRS Holsworthy & Tavistock.

"Approximately 100 tons of general waste involved - Good progress is being made."

An at 3:20am said crews were continuing to make good progress at this incident. Relief pumping appliances from Delabole and St Dennis have now arrived.
At 5am the crews continued to make slow progress damping down rubbish piles. Crews are being assisted by on-site staff to clear rubbish.