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Mobile home damaged in fire

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (H&WFRS) sent two fire engines from Ross-on-Wye and a third from Whitchurch to the incident following a call at around 8.20am on Sunday morning reporting that a home was on fire at farmland in Coughton.

On arrival, crews found that the occupants had safely evacuated from their mobile home but that the roof of the home was engulfed in flames. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus were involved in tackling the blaze, using two hose reel jets, one covering jet and working at height gear to bring the fire under control.

Station Commander Neil Pigott from H&WFRS said: "Thankfully no one was injured as a result of this fire but the roof suffered severe damage, with an estimated 40 per cent of it destroyed in the blaze."

He said that the fire is believed to have spread from the flue of a wood burning stove fitted in the mobile home.