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Crews battle grass fire at Himley Hall for hours

Farm land at Himley Hall
Image caption Crews spent a total of four hours bringing the fire under control

More than 40 firefighters spent several hours tackling a large grass fire near Wombourne in the West Midlands.

Staffordshire Fire Service were called to Himley Hall on Sunday afternoon.

A total of 11 engines were called to deal with the blaze, which fire chiefs said spread rapidly because of windy conditions.

Crews spent a total of four hours bringing the fire under control. Police urged anyone with information about how the fire started to contact them.

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