EIGHT fire crews battled an agricultural building fire in Bromsgrove which left people needing medical attention.

On Saturday, July 1 just before 6pm, a fire broke out in a building on Stoke Pound Lane.

When crews arrived, the building was ‘well alight’ and farm staff helped firefighters with a mechanical digger to turn over hay bales.

Three people were assessed by paramedics before being discharged at the scene.

Stoke Pound Lane was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said: “Six Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews plus water carriers from Evesham and Leominster and the incident support unit from Wyre Forest in addition to two West Midlands Fire Service crews from Kings Norton and Northfield Fire Stations were called at 17:54 on 1 July to an agricultural building fire in Stoke Pound Lane in Bromsgrove.

“The incident involved one large agricultural building, around 50m by 30m, which was well alight with the fire fought using two main jets and one hosereel.

“A full assessment of the area was carried out using a thermal imaging camera.”