CREWS tackled a major house fire in a Herefordshire village.

A spokesman for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said teams from Kingsland, Leintwardine, Knighton, Presteigne, Kington and Hereford worked hard to extinguish what as described as a "severe" blaze last night (Friday).

Four pumps and an aerial ladder were used in the operation at Lingen, north west of Kingsland, after a fire broke out in a chimney and the adjacent roof space of a cottage.