By Denna Bowman
More than 2,500 tyres from a disused Shropshire farm went up in smoke in a blaze which closed a section of the A5 as smoke billowed across the highway.
At least 20 firefighters tackled the inferno at the Yew Tree Livery Stables and Horse Transport business in Crackley Bank, Sheriffhales, after it broke out at around 2pm yesterday.
Police officers arrived on the scene and were forced to close the road in both directions from Pickmere Island to the site of the fire, according to a news report in the Shropshire Star.
Mark Weaver, station manager at Telford Fire Station, said firefighters spent nearly five hours at the scene dousing the flames and treating the area.