FIRE crews have been battling a blaze at a garage near Hereford which broke out overnight.

Four Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews tackled the blaze at the commercial garage in Much Birch, between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye.

The building was left 50 per cent damaged, the fire service said, and the A49 had to be partially closed as crews tackled the blaze.


A spokesperson said two crews from Hereford, one from Ross-on-Wye and the compressed air foam system vehicle from Whitchurch were called at 12.48am on Thursday (September 1).

The fire involved a commercial garage, around 10 metres by five metres, and this was extinguished using two hosereel jets.


The spokesperson said there was heat and debris damage to four vehicles adjacent to the workshop and the area was dampened down.

There were no casualties but one lane of the A49 was closed, with West Mercia Police managing traffic until the incident was marked as closed at around 3am.