FIREFIGHTERS from all over Powys and Shropshire battled a barn fire overnight close to the Wales/England border last weekend, it has been confirmed.

Crews from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), including its water tender, were sent to Domgay Road in Four Crosses shortly after 1pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) said that firefighters from seven stations in Powys were called to the scene.


They added that they were to tackle a barn full of tyres and waste that had caught fire while the last firefighters left the scene 22 hours later.

They said: “At 1.08pm on Saturday, May 11, the Welshpool, Llanfyllin, Llanfair Caereinion, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells, and Llanidloes crews were called to an incident at Domgay Road, Four Crosses close to Llanymynech.

“Crews responded to a fire outside a farm building involving motor vehicle tyres and waste.

“The scene was fully involved in fire on arrival.

“The fire had spread to the side of an agricultural building measuring approximately 30m by 30m.

“Crews utilised two hose reel jets and one main jet to extinguish the fire using Water Carrier appliances from MAWWFRS and SFRS. 

“Crews remained on scene to monitor the area until 2am.

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“Further inspection was carried out Sunday, May 12 at 10am where the tyres and waste were still smouldering but not presenting any risk to the farm building or other fixtures.

“Responsible person is to monitor the smoking effects for the next 24 hours; however, no further action was required by the fire service.

“Crews left the scene at 11:12am Sunday, May 12.”