Shropshire Star

Fire crew scrambled to report of smoke in the Newport area

Firefighters were scrambled to reports of the smell of smoke near Newport... but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Wellington Road, Church Aston. Picture: Google Maps

A crew from Newport was sent to investigate after Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service received a call classified as smoke in area at Wellington Road, Church Aston at 8.12pm.

But it took the crew a matter of minutes to report that there was nothing to worry about.

A spokesman for Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "Reports of smell of smoke in the area proved to be a false alarm."

The service's stand down message was sent at 8.30pm.

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