This morning fire control took numerous calls to a flat on fire with possible persons still inside the property in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth.
Control mobilised 2 fire appliances from Greenbank and 1 fire appliance from Camels Head along with an officer.
Within 3 minutes of the first crews arriving on scene, crews confirmed 1 flat well alight and they requested a fourth appliance for additional resources and personnel. This was mobilised from Plymstock.
10 minutes later, crews confirmed there was a well developed fire in a basement flat and crews were using 4 BA, 3 Hose Reel Jets, 1 Safety Jet and small tools. Crews also request a fifth appliance for additional personnel which was mobilised from Crownhill. The incident command unit from Totnes and additional officers were also sent upon this request.
05:20 - Fire in basement flat of 5 Storey building was spreading to ground floor flat and due to the large scale incident, the incident was split into 2 sectors. 2 BA, 3 Hose Reel Jets, 1 safety jet and 2 TIC's were in use.
05:24 - Control received a make pumps 7 request from scene for additional personnel. These were mobilised from Yelverton and Plympton along with the welfare unit from Ivybridge.
Crews have completed a full search of all flats and confirmed there was no one within any of the flats. They've confirmed the fire is now extinguished and are wearing BA to dampen down hotspots using 4 BA and 2 TIC's.
Update @ 08:00 - There is now a 2 pump relief on scene and BA has now been discontinued. The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed and an Fire Investigator on scene. Road name Caroline Place is closed between Miller Court and Stonehouse Street so there may be some local congestion on the roads.
This page will be updated as and when we receive further information.