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Twelve appliances attended barn fire at Kings Pyon near Hereford.


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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a serious agricultural building fire in Kings Pyon, near Hereford at around 13:03 on Monday, 18 January 2021.

The fire was in a large agricultural building – two barns approximately 120m by 120m containing 500 tonnes of straw. Livestock in the barns were all evacuated.

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photographs courtesy of HWFRS

In total 12 appliances were involved in fighting the fire with crews coming in from Kingsland, Hereford, Eardisley, Leominster, Kington, Wyre Forest, Tenbury Wells, Fownhope, Ledbury and Malvern.

The fire was fought using four hosereel jets and two main jets supplemented by a water carrier and a dam.

There were no casualties.

Crews from Worcester and Tenbury Wells were still in attendance on site on Tuesday morning maintaining a watching brief, before this was scaled back to one crew from Eardisley.

“At 13:00 on 18/1/2021, HWFRS attended a fire involving approximately 500 tonnes of straw within two large barns large barns at Kings Pyon,” said Station Commander Deb Davies, North Herefordshire Cluster.

“Throughout the afternoon and overnight, crews from multiple stations worked alongside the owners to contain the fire and prevent fire spread to numerous adjacent barns. All farm stock was safely moved to adjoining fields by onsite staff before our arrival.

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service continue to have a crew on site and are working with the owner to bring the incident to a close.

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