Nearly 20 HGV tyres on fire at Wem Industrial Estate

Smoke could be seen for miles around as a tyre machine went up in flames in Wem today.

About 18 HGV tyres caught fire inside a building on Wem Industrial Estate at about 11am.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service sent two fire engines from Prees and Wem to tackle the blaze.

Crews used two sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters had left the scene by midday.

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