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Fire on ninth floor of St Austell tower block

  • 5-31-2014

Seven people have been treated for minor injuries after a fire at a block of flats in St Austell, Cornwall.

Fire crews were called to the ninth floor of the 12-storey Park House building at Bridge Street at just before 19:30 BST on Saturday.

The tower block was evacuated and fire crews confirmed all were residents were accounted for.

Seven people were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries. An investigation is under way.

Occupants of the lower seven floors were allowed back into the building once the fire was extinguished.

However 24 people living on the top floors of the building have been being temporarily rehomed.

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