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Police investigate arson attack

People living in a Cornish village were told to stay indoors with their windows closed after a large fire.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at Cape Building Supplies in Sancreed, near Penzance about 0200 BST.

Crews from St Just, Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth and Camborne took several hours to bring the blaze under control.

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire was started deliberately and police have begun an arson investigation.

The fire has caused extensive damage to the property which is used as a builders merchants and wood treatment works.

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