Shropshire Star

Camp fire out of control at Telford beauty spot

Firefighters are still having to deal with fires in the open despite Sunday's downpours.

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service dealt with three call-outs in Telford including a camp fire out of control.

A fire crew was called out to Ercall Wood, near Wellington, just before 8pm on Monday to reports of a camp fire burning.

The flames were extinguished using beaters, buckets of water and knapsacks and they were under control in 20 minutes.

Just after 9pm control received a 999 call about a shrubbery fire in Leegomery.

A crew was quickly on the scene and discovered that there was a quantity of rubbish alight. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9.20pm using a hosereel jet, rakes and shovels.

Earlier in the evening a crew from Telford Central were called out to a fire in the open on the Cockshutt Road in the town at about 7pm but it was out when they arrived.

Although the heatwave of last week seems a distant memory and Shropshire was drenched on Sunday areas in the countryside are still dry and prone to fires.

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