Fire crews tackle agricultural building blaze in Droitwich - The Droitwich Standard

Fire crews tackle agricultural building blaze in Droitwich

Droitwich Editorial 24th Nov, 2023   0

FIRE crews have been tackling an agricultural building blaze in Salwarpe.

Three Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – two from Droitwich and one from Worcester Fire Stations – plus the water carrier from Evesham were called at 05:45 on Thursday, November 23.

They found a single-storey barn containing around 150 tonnes of hay and straw completely alight.

The building was attached to a single-storey storage unit, 40m by 5m, which was 60 per cent damaged, while a large marquee was also severely damaged.

No one died as a result of the fire and no other emergency services attended.

The incident was sectorised with the fire fought using two main jets and one hose reel supplied from a hydrant.

Water and electrics were isolated to the affected buildings and farm machinery was used to drag out the contents.

Dampening down took place during the day with a further re-inspection at 8pm and the incident was marked as pending closure just under an hour later.

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