SIX fire crews have been called to a blaze at a house near Hereford.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said it was called in the dead of night last night to the fire in Fownhope.

The service said six crews were sent to the scene where a fire in the roof space of one house had spread to an adjoining property.

The crews – two from Hereford, two from Ross-on-Wye and one each from Fownhope and Ewyas Harold – were called at 3.18am on Wednesday morning, the service said.


All residents were able to leave the properties safely.

Chief fire officer Jon Pryce praised the crews there as many had been fighting a huge blaze at Kidderminster over recent days.

"Superb efforts and commitment, thank you," he said.


It came as the fire service said in a joint statement that the fire at Kidderminster’s Hoo Farm Industrial Estate was still a "significant incident" for the multi-agency responders involved in tackling the blaze and providing advice and support to the public.

Although activity had been scaled back, there were still six fire engines in place overnight at the scene, as well as two aerial ladder platforms and other specialist vehicles.

Roads have now reopened in the area, with the exception of some on the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate itself.