Cornwall gorse fires believed to be arson

Arsonists are believed to have started two out of three gorse fires which broke out in Cornwall on Thursday afternoon, the fire service has said.

A pilot from RNAS Culdrose alerted firefighters to a 10-hectare blaze on Goonhilly Downs on The Lizard.

Another fire, at Molinnis, near Bugle, saw about a hectare of gorse alight.

A third fire over a 400m (1,300ft) area, which endangered a property in Row Hill, St Breward, is believed to have started accidentally.

Police were investigating both of the suspicious incidents, the fire service said.

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