FIREFIGHTERS across Herefordshire have had a busy weekend with a number of calls to out-of-control fires.

Crews from Whitchurch Fire Station were called to Symonds Yat West at 6.30pm yesterday after an unattended camp fire was left to spread to nearby undergrowth.

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Photo: Whitchurch Fire Station

A Whitchurch Fire Station spokesperson urged people not to have outdoor fires.

"Be sensible and don't have outdoor fires," the spokesperson said.

"They could cause catastrophic damage to woodland and forest areas."

Several Herefordshire crews were called to a large fire in the open near Tanner's Hill, Wyre Forest, yesterday afternoon.

A fire service spokesperson said crews from Leominster, Bromyard and Ledbury joined colleagues from Wyre Forest, Tenbury, Cleobury Mortimer, Droitwich, Broadway and Redditch fire stations after the alarm was raised on Sunday.

Crews worked through the afternoon to bring the 1.5 hectare wildfire, which had been rapidly spreading, under control.

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Photo: Tenbury Fire Station

In Eardisland, crews from Kingsland Fire Station and Leominster Fire Station were called to a JCB loader on fire.

A spokesperson said the loader was well alight on arrival.

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Photo: Kingsland Fire Station

And in Bromyard, firefighters were called out late in the evening after reports were received of a fire in the open involving wooden pallets.

The crew put out the blaze at Bringsty with an extended hose reel after they were called to the scene at 11.37pm.