Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews responded earlier this week to a large fire at a building near Ledbury that caused real cause for concern.

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said:

“Last night (Monday 17th) at around 19:30 Ledbury Fire Station, Bromyard Fire Station and Malvern Fire Station, along with Leominster Fire Station water carrier, attended a large building fire in Bosbury.

“We arrived to find the building fully involved in fire and were informed by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service control room that Acetylene was involved in fire too.

“Acetylene presents a large risk to us and anyone/property nearby due to its explosive nature. 

“Great care was taken to minimise risk and crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly under difficult circumstances.

“Our nearest water supply/fire hydrant was approx 12 lengths of hose up the road and crews worked hard to get that established. 

“One Hosereel and one 45mm delivery were used to extinguish the fire.

“Crews remained onsite till around 23:00 to damp down the area and a further inspection took place around 1am to make sure there were no signs of reignition.

“Thank you to the owner of the property for allowing the use of this photo captured during our initial attack.”