Five people treated and calves rescued from barn fire near Market Drayton

By Rob Smith | Market Drayton | News | Published:

Five people were treated after inhaling smoke and seven calves had to be rescued from a fire in a barn near Market Drayton.

Photo: @SFRS_MDrayton

A small fire involving straw was started accidentally in a barn at the Lees Farm off Adderley Road and was reported at about 5.45am today.

Six fire appliances including a water carrier were sent from the fire stations in Market Drayton, Hodnet, Oswestry and Prees. An operations officer also attended.

Photo: @SFRS_MDrayton

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman Jordan Eggington said: "We were called by the fire service at 6:27am to reports of a fire at the Lees Farm in Adderley Road.

"We sent one ambulance and paramedic officer to the scene. On arrival, we treated two men, two women and a teenage boy for smoke inhalation.

"All patients were then discharged at the scene.”

The fire crews led seven calves to safety from the 20-bay barn and used breathing equipment and jets to put out the fire.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.


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