Emergency services were called to a barn fire this morning which saw a major road into town closed and residents urged to close their windows. 

Two fire crews from Oswestry and Shrewsbury attended to the fire off Gobowen Road and large amounts of smoke could be seen pouring into the sky.

Residents were urged to shut their doors and windows as firefighters tackled the large barn blaze.

Police closed the B5069 Gobowen Road between its junction with Whittington Road and the A5 roundabout while firefighters from Oswestry and Shrewsbury tackled the fire. 

Police in Oswestry have also told residents in Jasmine Gardens to shut their windows.

Bus service easyCoach has also alerted passengers to suspected delays because of the Gobowen Road closure. 

Shropshire firefighter Neil Griffiths tweeted that the blaze was under control and that safety precautions were being made.

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