A MAJOR fire broke out at a barn near Whitchurch on Monday (July 18) afternoon.

Six fire crews were called out to the scene after the blaze affected two outbuildings and multiple vehicles in Whitchurch Road, Prees.

The fire broke out at around 5pm.


Fire appliances including the light pumping unit, the water carrier and the incident command unit were mobilised from Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shrewsbury, Tweedale, Wem and Whitchurch.

A spokesperson from SFRS said: “Crews were called to reports of a large outbuilding/barn on fire.

“The fire involved two outbuildings and several vehicles.

“Also at the scene of the incident were the land ambulance service and the police.”

Crews used breathing apparatus (BA), the main jet, and a hosereel jet, to tackle the fire.

A spokesperson from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

Whitchurch Herald: Blaze tackled by emergency services in Whitchurch Road, PreesBlaze tackled by emergency services in Whitchurch Road, Prees (Image: Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service)

"Upon arrival, no patients required treatment and we were stood down as our assistance was no longer required.”

A stop message, confirming no further assistance was needed, was sent out to control at 9.08pm.