FIRE crews from the Ludlow and Tenbury areas could be asked to go to Australia to help tackle wildfires raging in the country if there is a resurgence of the blazes in the coming weeks.

The National Fire Chiefs Council has already sent a group of fire specialists down under to see what assistance can be offered to support the ongoing battle against the wildfires.

They are part of a UK team coordinated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and work will include looking at what type of support would be most useful and how long it may be required.

They will make sure any further assistance is in line and coordinated with firefighting in Australia.