Hereford & Worcester

Smoke warning after tyre fire near the M5 in Worcestershire

Firefighters have been tackling a tyre fire near junction six on the M5 in Worcestershire.

Crews were called to a farm in Offerton Lane, near Worcester, at 13:20 BST and six appliances were sent to the scene.

Mark Strutt, from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We spoke to the owner and he says there are approximately 2,000 tyres alight"

People in nearby homes and businesses were told to keep doors and windows closed.

Firefighters also worked to prevent run-off from water entering a nearby canal.

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