A WHEELIE bin fire that ‘affected’ a nearby building in the centre of Oswestry was enough for Shropshire firefighters to be called out on Tuesday.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews from Oswestry and Ellesmere were called to The Cross, in the town centre, shortly before 10pm.

A spokesman for the service said that police were also on scene and that a fire in the wheelie bin had gone close to a nearby building.


They said: “This incident involved a fire in a wheelie bin that had affected the building.

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Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reel jets.

“Positive pressure ventilation was used to clear smoke logging and there was a thorough inspection of building carried out to ensure no fire spread.”

A stop message was sent to SFRS control at around 11.50pm – nearly two hours after the incident – to confirm no further support was needed.