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Firefighters scrambled to Shropshire bonfires

Firefighters were scrambled to deal with two separate out of control fires in Shrewsbury and near Minsterley on Bonfire Night.

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At about 4.30pm one fire crew was dispatched from Minsterley to reports of a fire in a field in the Stretton Heath/Halfway House area.

The crew had to use two hose-reel jets to put the blaze out but they had done the job by 4.53pm when they declared a stop to the incident.

Later on a crew was scrambled from Shrewsbury fire station to Kynaston Road in Harlescott. The call was made at 12.25am on Saturday to reports of a fire in the open.

There they found a bonfire had been left burning unattended. They used buckets of water to put it out had had the job done by 12.49am.

Crews from Wellington were called to a similar job the night before in Arleston, which they put out by 8pm.

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