Photos showing the devastating effect of a house fire have been shared by a Cornish fire station.

A member of the public has also shared a warning over the speed that fires can take hold, and praised the fast actions of the fire crews for ensuring the situation was not even worse.

Padstow Community Fire Station shared two pictures from a house fire at Boyd Avenue in Padstow, where a large fire broke out on Friday (June 7) at around 9.10am.

Two photos shared show one of the rooms in the house totally destroyed by flames, with only the quick work of the fire crews preventing further damage to the rest of the property.

Fire crews were praised for stopping the damage from spreadingA member of the public spoke of how quickly the flames took hold (Image: Padstow Community Fire Station)

A spokesperson for Padstow Fire Station explained: “The crew responded to a property fire in Padstow. On arrival a room on the ground floor was well alight.

“Firefighters used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to quickly contain and extinguish the fire, preventing any further spread to the rest of the house and neighbouring properties.”

They confirmed that all the occupants had left the house, with no injuries reported.

One member of the public who watched the blaze unfold spoke of the speed that the flames took hold.

They said: “The speed that this happened was crazy.

“I stood outside this house 20 minutes before you guys arrived and there was no sign of any fire. Ten minutes later, smoke was happening, all occupants were outside and were phoning 999.

Fire crews were praised for stopping the damage from spreadingFire crews were praised for stopping the damage from spreading (Image: Padstow Community Fire Station)

“Five minutes after that the smoke was so thick you couldn’t see the house, and the fire engine was coming down the road.

“Well done to the occupants for making sure everyone was out and calling 999 so quickly. And well done to the crew for such speedy arrival.

“Thoughts are with the occupants, it was intense, hope you’re all ok.”

A day later Cornwall’s fire crews were back out to a second residential fire in two days, this time at Pentire near Newquay.

Four fire engines were sent to the property fire, which was called in at 8am on Saturday (June 8).

Four of the firefighters wore breathing apparatus while using one safety jet, one hose reel and a smoke curtain to put out the fire.