Barn fire in Malvern
Crews from Malvern (2), Worcester (2), Upton-on-Severn (1) plus the water carrier from Evesham were mobilised to the scene of the incident and arrived to find a 20metre corrugated sheet clad barn well alight and containing a number of vehicles. Firefighters had to take account of the windy conditions as they wore breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze with two hose reels, one jet and the Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS). At the height of the incident compressed gas cylinders had to be removed from the vicinity to prevent explosion.
The fire was brought under control shortly before 8.00am.
The barn and vehicles were completely destroyed as a result of the incident. And a number of horses on the property were all accounted for.
Station Commander Phil Berry from HWFRS said: "Fire crews did an excellent job in bringing the fire under control and preventing the incident from escalating to a much more serious level. A thermal imaging camera was used to identify hot-spots and ensure the compressed gas cylinders were stable."
Fire Officers have been working with Police Officers at the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Detective Constable June Cartwright at West Mercia Police via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.