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Fire crews battle major hay blaze at farm near Shrewsbury

By Sue Austin | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Firefighters from across Shropshire have been dealing with a major farm fire north of Shrewsbury.

The blaze. Pic: https://twitter.com/SFRS_Wenlock

The blaze destroyed 100 tonnes of hay at Leaton near Bomere Heath and spread to a nearby brick building.

At times the fierce fire reached temperatures of 629 degrees celsius.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised at 2.48pm yesterday. In all, eight fire crews from across the county went to the scheme with firefighters remaining on scene

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A pumping unit was called in to help get water to the fire.

The hazardous materials unit was also on hand in case there were materials stored on site.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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