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|Explosions and fire reported at Falmouth docks
||Explosions and fire reported at Falmouth docks
(40 minutes later)
|Forty firefighters are dealing with a large fire at a dockyard in Cornwall where there have been reports of explosions involving gas cylinders.||Forty firefighters are dealing with a large fire at a dockyard in Cornwall where there have been reports of explosions involving gas cylinders.|
Plumes of black smoke have been seen rising from Falmouth Docks, during what has been described by firefighters as a "major incident".
|It is believed there are between 30 and 40 acetylene cylinders either on fire or at risk of being ignited.||It is believed there are between 30 and 40 acetylene cylinders either on fire or at risk of being ignited.|
Police are putting an exclusion zone in place.
The fire service said six pumps were at the docks, together with an aerial platform ladder and a high volume pump from Newquay.
The service added that an evacuation zone had been put in place from Castle Drive and Maritime Flats.
Residents living near the Docks have been advised to keep doors and windows closed.
|There have been no reports of any injuries.||There have been no reports of any injuries.|