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Fire in derelict house

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) were called to a fire in a derelict house in Etnam Street, Leominster at 9.45pm last night (Thursday 25 November).

Two fire crews from Leominster, one from Kingsland plus the Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Hereford attended, and found a fire on the first and second floors of the three storey property.

Station Manager Richard Jordan explained: "The fire itself was relatively small but due to the unsafe nature of the floors inside the building, we had to fight the fire from outside."

He confirmed that the ALP was used to gain access to the upper floors and that firefighters also used three hose reels and a thermal imaging camera.

The fire was under control by around 12.20am this morning (Friday 26 November) but the ALP team stayed on longer to continue damping down any hot spots.

Firefighters returned to the address shortly after 5am for re-inspection.

While no one was injured as a result of this fire, Station Manager Jordan warned that people should keep out of such properties as there is a very real risk of the floors giving way.

Police have been made aware of the incident.