The Hereford Community has done what it always does it times of adversity, by coming together to support the victims of a devastating fire that occurred on Bank Holiday Monday.

More than £4,000 has been raised so far and hundreds of offers of donations of items such as clothing have been received.

The incident occurred in the Belmont area of the city on Monday afternoon, with fire crews from across the county called to the incident. 

Emily, whose house was severely damaged by the fire told Your Herefordshire that her and her family were extremely thankful for the support shown by local residents.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to offer immediate support for those affected. It can be viewed by visiting –

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service told Your Herefordshire:

“We were mobilised this afternoon (Monday) to reports of a garden fence on fire affecting a property in Belmont, Hereford.

“On arrival it was apparent the fire had spread to two houses and the roof spaces were well alight. Immediately assistance was requested “make pumps 6”.

“Firefighters were deployed in Breathing Apparatus (BA) using hose reel jets to attack the fire internally while crews set up covering jets externally to also suppress the fire. 

“Further crews arrived from Ewyas Harold, Leominster, Ross and Whitchurch, Aerial Ladder Platform from Worcester as well as the Incident Command Unit from Ledbury. 

“Once the fire was extinguished crews then pitched 9m ladders and used the ALP to remove roof tiles to expose and deal with the remaining embers. Unfortunately both properties suffered severe fire damage. 

“Thankfully no serious injuries were sustained. A fire investigation is currently underway to fully determine the cause of the fire. 

“Relief crews from Peterchurch and Fownhope were brought in this evening to damp down and maintain a watching brief.”