Bonfire warning after Shropshire fire crews called out on Easter weekend

Shropshire residents are being warned to be responsible around bonfires after firefighters attended a number of incidents, amid rising temperatures.

On Saturday, Shropshire fire crews were called out to two incidents involving bonfires.

At 12.50pm the fire service received a report of a private bonfire with no responsible person in attendance, in Kynaston Road, Shrewsbury.

The fire was out by the time crews arrived, but nearby residents were given advice.

Then, shortly after 6pm, a controlled burn was reported at Highfields in Wem. Advice was also given.

A statement from the Wem fire station said crew said: "If you are planning on having a bonfire, please inform our fire control of the time and address you are planning on having the bonfire at."

Speak to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service control on 01743 260290.

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