A FIRE spread to the roof space of a house near Ross-on-Wye. 

Two fire engines - one from Fownhope and one from Hereford - were called to a property in Brockhampton shortly after 9.10am on Sunday (March 10). 

A fire service spokesperson said the fire in a woodburner had spread to the roof space.

"Crews used a triple extension ladder, chimney rods, working at height gear used and a hose reel to extinguish the fire," he said.

"Roof tiles were removed to check for fire spread and dampening down of hot spots was carried out." 


Firefighters eventually left the scene shortly before 11.15am.

Crews were also called to similar fires over the weekend.

Firstly, shortly before 10.20am on Saturday (March 9), firefighters were sent to Peterchurch. There was smoke-logging at the property caused by a woodburner, with everyone accounted for.

The home was checked with a thermal image camera. 

Then, shortly before 5.30pm, a crew from Hereford was sent to a chimney fire in Abbeydore.

The fire in the fireplace had been extinguished before the arrival of the fire service.

The crew checked the chimney stack, roof space and the top of the chimney stack using a triple extension ladder and working at height equipment. A thermal imaging camera, hose reel jet and chimney rods were also used.

Meanwhile, two crews were called to a woodburning stove on fire in Allensmore at around 8.20pm on Sunday. Embers falling from a registry plate and a chimney fire from a woodburning stove were extinguished using buckets of water.

A thermal imaging camera was using to check for fire spread with no sign of fire on the first floor or in the attic.