Shop fire closes roads in busy resort of St Ives

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St Ives
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Thousands of holidaymakers visit St Ives in August

A fire closed roads in one of Cornwall's busiest holiday resorts on Thursday night.

Emergency services were called to the fire at a shop in Fore Street, St Ives, at about 2200 BST.

Crews from St Ives and Penzance used breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze in the basement of the five-storey building.

No-one was hurt in the fire which is thought was caused by a faulty electrical appliance.

Police were called in to keep holidaymakers and residents away from the scene. The roads were reopened after midnight.

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