Two fire crews from Powys stations were called to a rubbish fire at midnight in Welshpool.

Crews from both Montgomery and Welshpool fire stations were dispatched to what was described by Mid and West Wales Fire Service as a “well established fire” involving a “large quantity of brash and waste items” in Henfaes Lane.

Welshpool Fire Station were called to the scene at 11.48pm on Thursday, May 2, with crews tackling the fire until well after midnight.


According to a social media post by Montgomery Fire Station, they were mobilised in the early hours of Friday, May 3, as they received a call to assist the Welshpool crew at 12.11am.

📟 03P1 mobilised in the early hours at 00:11 to assist @WelshpoolFire at a rubbish fire in the town.
03P1 used to ferry water to the incident ground.

Once both firefighters from Montgomery and Welshpool were at the scene, they used two hose reel jets and one foam lance to extinguish the fire.

Crews continued to dampen down after the fire had been extinguished.

A request was submitted to the Local Authority to inspect the area during business hours due to the extent of debris and a potential issue of fly-tipping.

Crews left the scene at 1.25am on Friday, May 3.