Cornwall

Restronguet crab pot fire ignites fishing boat and shed

Three people were taken to hospital in Cornwall after a fire spread along 150 crab pots igniting a boat and shed.

The fire spread along the pots, setting alight the shed, which contained a vehicle, gas cylinders and asbestos. A fishing boat was also set on fire.

The incident happened at Restronguet Beach on Sunday at about 1450 BST.

The fire service said two casualties suffered from shock, and a third from smoke inhalation. All three were taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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