Four fire crews have been scrambled to a barn fire on the Powys border.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue have sent crews from Baschurch, Minsterley, Oswestry and Shrewsbury to tackle a large fire at a barn at Halfway House near Welshpool.

According to the service officers at the scene needed breathing apparatus and thermal imaging cameras were needed for officers to tackle the blaze due to the thick smoke.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have said the fire involved a single industrial unit on the site on Marche Lane.


A spokesperson for Shrophire Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 12:15 on Tuesday, April, 9, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as Barn Fire in Shrewsbury.

"Five fire appliances including the Water Carrier were mobilised from Baschurch, Minsterley, Oswestry and Shrewsbury. An Operations officer was in attendance.

"The fire involved one single storey industrial unit measuring approximately 40 x 30 metres.

"The fire is now under control and crews are using two breathing apparatus, one main jet, one hose reel jet and a thermal image camera due to poor visibility."