FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene of a large fire in a building at a Pershore farm.

Firefighters from across the region were called to the blaze in an agricultural building in St Peter’s Lane, Besford, just after 8pm last night (September 22).

A combine harvester and a hay stack comprising around 300 bales caught alight in the building that is 250m by 50m.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "Crews attended from Upton-upon-Severn, Pershore, Worcester, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Ross, Wyre Forest (drone), Leominster (water carrier), Malvern, Ledbury and Fownhope supported by a water carrier from Cheltenham Fire Station.

"The fire was fought by two firefighters in breathing apparatus with two main jets and a compressed air foam system jet used to extinguish.

"A quantity of agricultural fertiliser was removed from the scene by the farmer using a telehandler."

Firefighters remain at the scene as the fire was still alight until 10am this morning, and are currently using one pump to dampen down.

The spokesman added the fire had been in close proximity to agricultural chemicals and there had been no casualties.