A WORKSHOP caught fire in north Herefordshire in the early hours of this morning (March 1). 

Three fire engines - one from Leominster, Bromyard and Kingsland - as well as the water carrier from Leominster, were called to Stoke Prior shortly before 12.30am. 

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the workshop was well alight.


"The fire fought by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets, which were also used to dampen down," he said.

"Electrics were isolated and hay was dragged out. A thermal imaging camera was deployed to check for hot spots.

"A male casualty in his 50s was handed over to the care of the ambulance service. The incident was marked as pending closure at 3:35am with a reinspection carried out at 7am."

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a fire at a property near to the A44 in Leominster at 12.59am. One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one male patient who was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation before being taken to Hereford Hospital."