Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have provided further information regarding a roof fire that occurred at a property in a village near Ledbury overnight.

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

“At 19:11 on 4 May, six Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Ledbury, Fownhope, Hereford, Bromyard (2) and Ross-on-Wye Fire Stations, plus the Service drone from Ledbury, the aerial ladder platform from Hereford, Leominster’s water carrier and incident command unit from Droitwich were called to fire in a chimney at Ashperton near Ledbury.

“The fire had spread to the roof space and the roof of the property was fully engulfed in fire. The fire was fought using water augmented with the light portable pump from a garden lake while a compressed air foam system was deployed from the aerial ladder platform.

“One hosereel jet and one main jet were used with crews removing roof tiles and cutting away the interior of the roof and carrying out salvage operations. Drains to the water course and a fishing lake were blocked up using an inflatable drain blocker.

“Overnight, the incident was scaled down to one fire engine with crew on a watching brief and damping down hot spots in the roof space using a hosereel and cutting away.”