FIREFIGHTERS from Wem and Whitchurch responded to a suspected house fire in Wem on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported shortly before 2pm on Thursday, August 6, with two crews from Wem and Whitchurch and an operations officer being mobilised.

The callout was due to a smell of burning and an alarm operating in property, but this turned out to be a false alarm caused by smoke from external bonfire.

Firefighters left the scene around 30 minutes later.