FIREFIGHTERS from Wem have issued a warning to people after being called out to field fires sparked by the recent hot weather.

The pictures, which were shared on the town fire station's Twitter feed on Sunday (July 10) show crew members putting out blazes which had taken hold in Aston Road and Hazlet Place and involved straw fields.

The Tweet said: "Some pictures of both field fires we attended today.

"Please be careful and stay safe during the warm weather."

The first incident in Hazlitt Place happened at around 10.30am and saw crews assisted by colleagues from Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. They used hose reel jets and beaters to extinguish the flames.

The second incident happened just after 2.30pm in Aston Road.

Crews were again assisted by colleagues from Shrewsbury and Whitchurch, and they used hose reel jets and beaters to put out the fire.

A spokesperson for Wem Fire Station said: "It’s been a warm and busy day for crews and many others around Shropshire."

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Further fires in the area included a fire in Crosemere in Cockshutt, near Ellesmere, which happened shortly before midnight on Saturday, July 9.

Crews from Ellesmere and Baschurch used a hose reel jet, rakes, shovels and mathooks to put out the blaze which involved trees and hedgerows.

And on Saturday afternoon at around 3.15pm, crews from Ellesmere were called to assist their North Wales colleagues after a fire broke out in Bettisfield Park in Whitchurch.

The warm weather is set to continue this week with highs of 29 degrees predicted for Monday (July 11).