THE roof of a house in rural Herefordshire has been largely destroyed after a fire broke out.

Peterchurch Fire Station said crews from at least five stations were called to the blaze late at night in Michaelchurch Escley, in the Golden Valley.

After the call came in at 10.15pm on Wednesday (February 1), crews arrived to find a well-developed fire which they fought throughout the night and into Thursday.


Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were sent inside the bungalow with a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Hereford Times: The rood of the bungalow was largely destroyed by the blazeThe rood of the bungalow was largely destroyed by the blaze (Image: Peterchurch Fire Station)

All persons were accounted for and the two crews from Peterchurch said they were supported by colleagues from across Herefordshire and Powys, including Ewyas Harold, Hay-on-Wye Fire, Talgarth and Eardisley.

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Peterchurch Fire Station said crews worked tirelessly to shuttle water to the incident ground from hydrants around the area but, unfortunately, much of the roof was destroyed.

"After fuelling up we returned to the station for sunrise as we handed over to other crews to monitor and damp down any hot spots," it said.