FIREFIGHTERS were called to Helston town centre this afternoon.

Three fire engines and two fire service cars were on the scene.

It centred around the M&Co store in Meneage Street, which was closed at the top by police.

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "The Critical Control Centre received an emergency call at 1.25pm to a smell of burning at a retail unit in Meneage Street, Helston.

"Crews from Helston, Mullion and Falmouth Community Fire Stations were mobilised, along with two officers. 

"Crews used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet. A thermal imaging camera was also used.

"Police attended and closed the road. The road has now reopened. 

"The cause of the smoke is believed to be an electrical fault. All crews have now left the scene."

It comes just a few weeks after another incident at the shop.

On August 21 firefighters entered M&Co after receiving a call saying the building was full of smoke.

On that occasion three fire engines from Helston, Mullion and Penzance attended the scene and two officers entered the building with breathing apparatus.