FIRE fighters were called to put out a blaze in a churchyard in Cleobury Mortimer.

It happened at nightfall on Saturday, March 31 at St Mary’s Church.

A crew from the town attended the incident that the fire service described as a consequence of ‘religious burning.’

Advice was given and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service say that when a ‘controlled burning’ is planned they should be informed by calling 01743 260290.