Fire crews called to chalet and boat blazes

Tomboy on fire in Mylor harbour. Pic: Stewart Lenton The boat sank in Mylor harbour after the fire broke out

Fire crews in Cornwall were called out to two large fires within seven hours.

Crews were called to a fire at about 19:00 BST on Saturday on board a 20ft (6m) boat in Mylor harbour. The vessel sank but no-one was injured.

Later, at 02:00 BST, one person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a wooden chalet in Carbis Bay.

Forty-five firefighters attended the scene at Hawkes Point in Headland Road. The single-storey chalet was severely damaged.

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