Firefighters were called to tackle a massive fire at St Ives waterfront yesterday (October 3rd), which began at 7:30pm.
According to thisiscornwall.co.uk, the fire is thought to have broken out on the ground floor of a tearoom called Wafflelicious. Police officers kept bystanders and residents away from the blaze by setting up a perimeter.
Seven fire engines were called to the scene, with crews from Falmouth, St Just, Penzance and Camborne arriving to help. However, police said the fire was under control. In addition, the Red Cross and a special welfare vehicle from St Dennis arrived to assist operations.
Those inside the stores nearby (The Vintage Store, coffee shop and the Rum and Crab Shack) were forced to leave the buildings for their own safety. No-one was harmed but some nearby houses lost power as a result of the fire.
It is unclear what caused the fire so far, but there are reports it could have been an electrical fire. Investigators will attempt to uncover the cause on the fire, once the scene is safe enough, reports piratefm.co.uk.
A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue said: “The fire was located on the ground floor of the building – six fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus proceeded to fight the fire using two hose-reel jets and one main jet.”