Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 24-10-1914
FIRE AT BIRTSMORTON
On Tuesday a fire broke out at Rye Street Farm, Birtsmorton, in the occupation of Mr. Henry BREWER, and the Ledbury Fire Brigade were summoned. Ready assistance was given by farm hands and villagers, but great difficulty was experienced in getting into the burning room and dung hooks were requisitioned to get the bed and clothing out. There was a good supply of water available and when the brigade arrived the flames had been subdued. It is thought that the cause of the fire was a child playing with matches, which set fire to the bedding. About twenty pounds worth of damage was done to the furniture, etc., and about £10 to the room. It is stated that the loss is covered by insurance. Mr. C. A. COPE, The Green, Cannock, Staffs, is the owner of the property.
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