Suspicious gorse fires near Church Stretton

At 5.05pm Tuesday 16th April 2013 Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a gorse fire covering 2.5 hectares at Novers Hill, Cwmdale, Church Stretton.

Fire crews from Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury, Tweedale, Telford and Much Wenlock were called to the scene, and the fire was brought under control at 6.25pm. It is in the same area of a similar gorse fire SFRS were called out to at 5.46pm on Wednesday 13th March 2013.

On both occasions there were several seats of fire and we believe they were started deliberately.

These types of fires are labour intensive and, whilst crews are dealing with these incidents, resources from other areas have to be called in to deal with more serious incidents.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

17th April, 2013