Fire crews battle two major fires in Cannock

Fire crews were battling a major blaze after two separate fires are thought to have started in Cannock.

Footage from the incident show plumes of smoke rising
Footage from the incident show plumes of smoke rising

Crews from Cannock and Lichfield were sent to the scene in the Heath Hayes area on Saturday afternoon.

The fire service received a call at 3.34pm to fires on Stokes Lane off Norton Road.

It has cause traffic congestion back into Norton Canes, Hednesford Road and Heath Hayes, Cannock Road.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received an initial call at 3.34pm

"We mobilised crews from Cannock and Lichfield fire stations.

"There are two separate fires, the incident ongoing with two appliances still in attendance."

Nearby resident Brittany Woolley said: "I was just looking out the lounge window and thought 'is that smoke' so I popped upstairs to take a look and found it was coming from the woods behind Heath Hayes FC."

The cause of the fires, which were still burning two hours later, is not yet known.

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