SEVERAL small fires broke out in the Malvern Hills as wind blew flames from controlled burning sites to other areas.

Fire crews from Ledbury and Malvern were called to the scene at Ragged Stone Hill, in the Hollybush area of the hills, at 5.20pm this evening (Tuesday, March 18) after contractors doing some controlled burning lost control of flames as the wind spread them to other areas.

No injuries were reported.