Cornwall

Firefighters tackle Ruan Major farmhouse thatch fire

More than 50 firefighters have been fighting a large thatch fire in Cornwall.

Emergency services were called to a farmhouse at Ruan Major near Mullion on Thursday night at about 2030 GMT.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the fire ripped through the roof of the property completely destroying the thatch.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus worked through the night to control the fire. No-one was injured.

The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental.

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