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Over 40 firefighters spend the night tackling a large fire in Ross-on-Wye

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Over 40 firefighters and six fire engines, including one from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, have been tackling a large fire at an industrial estate overnight in Ross-on-Wye.

The fire started yesterday (3 February) and it was reported to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service at approximately 17:47.

As well as firefighters, an Environmental Protection Unit, the water board, specialist hazardous materials officers, police and ambulance crews were also in attendance.

Group Commander George Marshall said: "Upon arrival, the crews were faced with a severe fire involving exploding propane gas canisters. The fire was then tackled and brought under control using jets, compressed air foam and an aerial ladder platform."

He continued: "The fire was extinguished at approximately 03:12 this morning and crews have since remained on the scene for damping down. The excellent team work of all those involved ensured that the fire was put out quickly and safely."

Three fire engines and a water carrier remain at the scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire will take later today (4 February).

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk