Firefighters tackle dramatic hedge blaze

By Tom Oakley | Ironbridge | News | Published:

This is the dramatic moment firefighters tackled a hedge blaze in Shropshire.

Firefighters tackling the bush blaze in Broseley

Crews from Tweedale Fire Station were called to Birch Meadow in Broseley at around 10.50pm last night.

Two high pressure water jets were used to stop the blaze from spreading further.

Resident Joshua Colin, who was at the scene, said: "The fire broke out at a bottom of a garden in a hedge of at a house on the Birch Meadow.

"It happened at some point between 10.45pm and 10.50pm and spread from one garden hedge into the neighbours hedge.

"The fire service had to be called and several on lookers from near by houses watched as the fire was burning through the hedges.

"No-one was hurt or injured as a result of the fire which was put out by the firemen within 15 minutes or so.

"They left the scene just before midnight and hosed down the hedges after they’d been put out to make sure they were not at risk of engulfing again."

Police were also at the scene and anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 101.


Meanwhile firefighters and police were also in Donnington where a motorbike was on fire in the early hours.

West Mercia Police spokeswoman, Laura Maltby said: "Police were called to James Way in Donnington at around 12.15am on Thursday following a report of a motorcycle on fire.

"The Fire Service also attended to put out the fire, which is not being treated as suspicious at this time."

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email or call 01902 319482.


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