Shropshire Star

Shropshire fire crews tackle cross border operation and back-to-back house fires

Crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a cross border operation and back-to-back house fires in South Shropshire last night.


Two fire engines were sent from Craven Arms to the hamlet of Broadward, near Clungunford at about 4.15pm and were joined by a team from Leintwardine Fire Station, of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire crews tackled a chimney fire using a thermal imaging camera, stirrup pump and chimney rods, and returned to the property at 10pm to check for hot spots.

At about 7.45pm, two fire engines were called from Church Stretton and Craven Arms along with an operations officer to a house fire in Long Lane, in Craven Arms.

The carpet to an outbuilding set alight from a cooker, which was out when crews arrived who then ventilated the building before being sent straight to another blaze at a property in the Ludlow area.

Appliances were sent from Craven Arms and Ludlow along with an operations officer to the fire in Wheat Common, near Ashford Bowdler, which turned out to be a controlled burn.

Fire crews gave advice to the home owner before leaving the property about 20 minutes later.

Craven Arms fire station tweeted: "Incident @ 16:17 we were mobilised along with our colleagues @HWFireLeintwdne to a chimney fire in Clungunford, crews are carrying out a revisit at 22:00 to check for hot spots."

Followed by: "Our busy evening continues with 2 calls! 19:44 we were mobilised to a property fire in Craven Arms with Church Stretton, fire was out on arrival, ventilation carried out!

"We were then sent straight to a building fire with @SFRS_Ludlow near Ashford."