Cornwall

Fire breaks out at garden centre in Cornwall

Firefighters at Homeleigh garden centre
Image caption The fire was in a basement at the garden centre

A large garden centre in Cornwall had to be evacuated after a fire broke out.

The blaze at the Homeleigh garden centre in Dutson, near Launceston, was in a basement containing Christmas stock.

It began shortly before 0915 GMT and took 35 firefighters several hours to put out.

Staff and customers were forced to vacate the centre, which includes a restaurant and hair salon.

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