Firefighters spend hours tackling blaze after fire under tractor spreads on Long Mynd

A fire that started under a tractor spread to gorse and undergrowth on the Long Mynd in South Shropshire.

The gorse and undergrowth fire on the Long Mynd
The gorse and undergrowth fire on the Long Mynd

Firefighters spent three hours bringing the blaze at Little Stretton under control.

Four fire crews - from Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Minsterley and Shrewsbury - were scrambled after the blaze broke out just after 3pm on Friday .

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident involved a fire under a tractor which has then spread to the gorse and undergrowth on the Long Mynd.

The gorse and undergrowth fire on the Long Mynd. photo: Church Stretton Fire Station

About 300 square metres of undergrowth was alight and crews created a barrier to prevent the fire spreading further.

The fire was brought under control just before 6pm.

A fire service spokesperson said a crew would return on Saturday to ensure that there was no sign of the blaze re-igniting.

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