Gorse fires broke out across the Lizard Peninsula on Monday afternoon, with crews from six stations attempting to bring the flames under control.

Firefighters from Mullion, Falmouth, Tolvaddon, St Keverne, Helston and St Dennis were out battling the flames after being first called out just after 3pm and finding fires in several different locations.

One of these was a large gorse fire at Croft Pascoe on Goonhilly Downs.

Firefighters from St Keverne, Mullion and Helston were initially called to put out "multiple" patches of fire in that area.

Due to the spread of the flames, Tolvaddon and Falmouth were then scrambled for back up.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue said: "Drivers are asked to take care; there are a number of fire appliances moving along the narrow roads in this area."

Update at 8.30pm: Firefighters used beaters and also allowed the fire to burn to a natural fire break.

The cause is believed to be arson and the police have been informed.