Weather continues to cause problems for county firefighters

Shropshire's firefighters have continued to deal with incidents based around the hot weather which has seen a number of blazes in agricultural areas.

Crews battle a combine harvester fire near Wem on Wednesday
Crews battle a combine harvester fire near Wem on Wednesday

The latest was in Eaton-Under-Heywood, Church Stretton. where a tractor, baler and around 50 metres of hedgerow and woodland were alight,

Crews from Church Stretton and Ludlow went to the fire, which started at around 4.30pm.

It was among a spate of agricultural vehicle fires in the county during the dry weather with no less than six on Wednesday involving combine harvesters and a seventh an agricultural trailer.

They included a dramatic combine harvester fire near Wem which was battled by crews from five stations.

Today has seen a road-sweeper partially destroyed in a blaze in the St George's area of Telford and a fire in Quatford, near Bridgnorth which saw five hectares of double hedgerow and hay bales alight.

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