More than 40 firefighters are now battling a wild fire in parkland at Truro. 

Cornwal Fire and Rescue said it had received 36 emergency 999 calls following a wild fire in the area of Boscawen Park, Malpas.

The calls began at 11.18am on Saturday morning.

The latest update is that there are seven appliances, one water carrier, two officers, one Incident Command Unit and one light vehicle on scene, with the total number of crew members in attendance exceeding 40.

Initially involving grass, the fire is now said to have spread to trees. 

The team first tweeted the news at 12.09pm on Saturday afternoon: "We are aware of a grass fire in the area of Boscawen Park, Malpas, Truro. One appliance is in attendance with another two appliances and an officer en route. A Newsdesk update will be issued shortly."

A following update from the service's newsdesk said: "Critical Control began receiving 999 calls at 11.18am informing them of a wild fire in the area of Boscawen Park, Truro. One appliance from Truro was immediately mobilised.

"The crew on scene have requested assistance from a further two appliances and an officer, which are on their way to the incident from Tolvaddon. In total, 22 calls have currently been received to this incident."

A further update from the Fire and Rescue Service at 1:32pm said: "Over 35 calls have now been received to this incident and there currently 6 appliances, 2 officers and 1 light vehicle in attendance."

The most recent update was at 3pm, which read: "Cornwall Fire and Rescue remain on scene at this incident.

"This is a wildfire involving pine trees, grass fire and mixed high and low vegetation.

"Crews are working under extreme heat and uneven surfaces to contain and extinguish the fire. Hose reel jets and beaters are in use."

The Packet will update this story with more updates as and when they arrive.

This is the second fire to break out in Truro this week after residents had to be evacuated from their flats on Trevose Road in the early hours of Thursday August 4 after the fire service received multiple 999 calls.