Cornwall

Arson probe into gorse fire at Tuckingmill Valley

Fireman with beater at gorse fire
Image caption Firefighters spent two and a half hours trying to put out the flames

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire in Cornwall which the fire service believe may have been started deliberately.

Crews from St Austell and Fowey were called to Tuckingmill Valley on Friday night following reports that a 500m (1,640ft) area of gorse was on fire.

Firefighters say they found several areas alight - which led them to believe arsonists may be to blame.

Fire crews spent two and a half hours beating out the flames.

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