Crews of firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze in an outbuilding yesterday (17 April), while nearby horses were moved to safety.

The fire took hold of a single story outhouse in Herefordshire, which was fully alight by the time crews arrived. While they worked to extinguish the fire, they cooled gas cylinders that were also involved in the blaze.

Horses kept nearby were moved by an animal rescue team from Bromyard Fire Station.

“Last night, our water carrier was out helping at a large, single story outhouse building that was fully alight on arrival,” said a spokesman for Leominster Fire Station. “527 helped by providing water supply to the fire ground.

“Crews worked hard to get on top of this incident, cooling acetylene cylinders that were involved in the fire whilst dealing with other flammable substances present. Nearby horses were also moved from any potential hazards by our Animal Rescue colleagues from Bromyard Fire Station.”

They added that their water carrier can bring 8,000 litres of water to rural incidents like this, proving vital when the nearest water hydrant was nearly 1km away from the fire.

Lead image by Leominster Fire Station

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