A ROAD in Herefordshire is set to remain closed for eight days as a barn is at risk of collapsing, the council has said.

Herefordshire Council contractors Balfour Beatty Living Places said Orchard Lane in Sutton St Nicholas would be closed due to a building fire which left a barn unstable and at risk of collapse.

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A fire service spokesperson said two crews from Hereford, one from Leominster and one from Fownhope fire stations along with the water carrier from Leominster and the incident command unit from Ledbury were called at 10.25pm on April 21 to an agricultural building fire in Sutton St Nicholas.

Crews found a building, around 10m by 10m, on fire and this was put out using hosereel jets and main jets with a thermal imaging camera also deployed.

LPG cylinders were removed from the building.

The incident was marked as pending closure at 3.26am but a reinspection using the thermal imaging camera has taken place this morning.

Balfour Beatty said there would be resident access only, and any diversion would be locally signposted.