Major wood yard fire averted near Whitchurch
Firefighters prevented a huge woodchip mound from going up in flames today.
A fire broke out at the Jenkins Yard at Higher Heath near Whitchurch at 3.30am.
Emergency services were alerts after 999 calls saying there was a fire in the yard.
Crews from nearby Prees and Whitchurch were quickly on scene to find a small section of a 440 tonne pile of woodchip and bark ablaze.
A spokesman for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the firefighters dragged the burning material away from the main mound and were able to prevent a major fire.
It took two hours to deal with the fire.