FIREFIGHTERS were called to a large barn fire in a Herefordshire village in the early hours of this morning.

Five crews from Hereford, Fownhope and Peterchurch were mobilised after receiving numerous reports of an agricultural building alight in Hampton Bishop at 12.55am today (August 10).

A fire service spokesperson said due to poor water supplies, crews erected dams and carried out a water shuttle using several appliances to feed the fire ground. 

Hereford Times: Photo: Peterchurch Fire StationPhoto: Peterchurch Fire Station

The fire has now been brought under control and the operation scaled down to three relief pumps from Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye fire stations, who continue to damp down at the scene.

No casualties have been reported in the incident.