Firefighters tackled a major house fire near Craven Arms on Sunday.

A fire service spokesperson said fire crews from Clun and Craven Arms were called to reports of the blaze at a thatched property in Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, at 12.36pm on June 9.

Six pumps, the aerial ladder platform and an ISU were sent to the scene of the fire, which is not believed to have been started deliberately.

On arrival, the thatched roof of the property was found to be fully alight.

Approximately 40 firefighter using breathing apparatus, main jets and hose reel jets were involved in tackling the blaze, removing burning thatch, and damping down affected timbers.

Photos by Craven Arms Fire Station.