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.

Stock bonfire photo
Stock bonfire photo

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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