FIREFIGHTERS were called to Ledbury after a smell of burning was reported.

A crew from Ledbury was joined at the scene in the Southend area of the town by a crew from Malvern fire station after receiving the call at 6pm yesterday evening (May 30).

A fire service spokesperson said further inspection by crews revealed the source of the fire to be a reflection from a mirror and involving cushions in a home.


Initially crews used a hose reel to put out the fire and then used positive pressure ventilation and a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots, the spokesperson said.

The fire service confirmed that no one was injured, with the crews leaving the scene and returning to their stations at 6.50pm.

No other emergency services were called to deal with the incident, with fire crews tackling it independently. The help of police and the ambulance service was not required.