EIGHT fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a house near Leominster.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started in the attic at a home in Bearwood, south of Pembridge.

West Mercia Police has closed the road, with officers at the scene.

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Crews from Kington, Kingsland, Eardisley, Leominster and Hereford fire stations have been sent to the scene.

On top of that, a Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service crew from Presteigne, a water carrier from Leominster and the incident command unit from Ledbury have also been at the scene.


A fire service spokesperson said crews were called at 7.17am on Friday (January 27) to the two-storey house.

The fire had started in the roof space and spread to the first floor.


Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hosereel jets tackled the blaze initially, with a thermal imaging camera, a nine-metre ladder and a roof ladder also in use.

As of 11am, the spokesperson said damping down is taking place on the first floor and in the roof space with cutting away in progress.

The oil-fired central heating and electricity have been isolated, and no injuries had been reported.