A DISCARDED cigarette was the cause of a fire service callout in Oswestry on Sunday afternoon.

At 1.08pm on Sunday, September 13 firefighters received a call of a bin fire in Oswestry.

One crew was mobilised from Oswestry, with buckets of water being used to tackle the fire.

The fire itself was located in a rubbish bin and had accidentally been caused by a discarded cigarette.

Firefighters were on the scene until around 1.30pm.