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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews assisting multiple stations at a huge fire at scrapyard.

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At just before 21:00 hours last night, multiple fire crews were mobilised to a fire at a commercial scrapyard between Knighton and Clun in our neighbouring county of Shropshire.


Firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub CGC / MAWW Fire and Rescue including crews from Leintwardine Fire Station and Clun Fire Station continue tackling the fire this morning.


A spokesperson from Clun Fire Station said;

"At 2053 last night, Clun crews were mobilised to a fire at Five Turnings. En route to the incident, large smoke plumes could be seen from several miles away.

Our Incident Commander requested Make Pumps 3, Water Carrier 1 and Light Pumping Unit 1.

This incident was a fire involving scrap at a commercial yard.

Once in attendance a further message was sent requesting make pumps 4. This incident then went to level 2 where a make pumps 8, water bowers 3 and ALP 1 was requested.

Fire crews worked swiftly with the help of the occupiers to tackle the blaze and stop it spreading further to the surrounding area and buildings.

This incident required the assistance of our colleagues from across the county, plus firefighters from over the border in Mid and West Wales and Hereford and Worcester.

Please be aware that this incident is still ongoing, so the road is likely to be closed. Also, due to the large amount of smoke in the area, we would advise nearby residents to keep their windows closed"



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