Flats evacuated as fire crews tackle "severe" blaze near Tenbury Wells

Malvern Gazette: Fire crews tackle house blaze Fire crews tackle house blaze

A COMPLEX of flats near Tenbury Wells was evacuated as firefighters from seven stations tackled a large fire.

Around 20 people were told to leave the block after the blaze, at Woodston Oast House, Woodston, Lindridge, broke out at 5.44am today and crews were sent from Tenbury, Bewdley, Stourport, Kidderminster, Leintwardine, Malvern and Worcester.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service described it as "a severe fire in a large domestic property" but confirmed all residents of the 10 flats were well and accounted for.

Station commander Neil Pigott said he expects the crews to remain at the site for some time and the cause of the blaze was still being investigated.

Firefigthers have been working externally with an aerial ladder platform as well as inside the building using breathing apparatus.

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4:18pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Andy-Apache says...

Who'll be first to suggest that Chinese Lanterns are to blame?
Who'll be first to suggest that Chinese Lanterns are to blame? Andy-Apache

4:33pm Wed 4 Dec 13

tub_thumper says...

Haha... I was waiting for that!
Haha... I was waiting for that! tub_thumper

8:05am Sat 7 Dec 13

Amanda6039 says...

Think about how devastated you would be if you lost EVERYTHING 20 days before Christmas you heartless bunch! Let's hope nothing bad ever happens to you!
Think about how devastated you would be if you lost EVERYTHING 20 days before Christmas you heartless bunch! Let's hope nothing bad ever happens to you! Amanda6039

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