STAFF were evacuated from an industrial premises in North Herefordshire after a fire broke out in a fryer.

Fire crews from Leominster and Kingsland, a water carrier and an aerial ladder platform from Hereford were scrambled to the site, near Stretford Bridge, at around 2am this morning.

All staff were evacuated but the fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived. Thermal imaging cameras were also used at the scene.