A FIRE has broken out at a disused building in Stourport.

Four crews raced to the scene on Dunley Road, just after 1pm this afternoon (January 13).

They worked to fight the blaze in the ground floor and roof space.

The building was 40 per cent alight, a spokesperson from Hereford Fire and Rescue Service said.

They added: "Four Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Wyre Forest, Droitwich and Worcester, in addition to the Service drone from Ledbury, were called at 13:03 to a fire in a large, disused building on Dunley Road, Stourport on Severn.

"The building is around 80m by 80m, and the fire is in the ground floor and roof space, meaning that the building was 40 per cent alight.

"Two hosereel jets and one main jet are being used to fight the fire  with four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hosereel jet carrying out a search of the building.

"Positive pressure ventilation is in use to clear smoke and assist with the search. Police and ambulance are also in attendance."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent paramedics to the scene but they were stood down as no patients were found.

In an update later this afternoon, the fire service confirmed the incident had been handed over to the site foreman and all persons had been accounted for.

A spokesperson added: "A drone was used to make a full inspection of the roof area and all persons have been accounted for.

"The incident was marked as ‘stop’ at 15:31 but a reinspection will take place at 17:15. Meanwhile, the incident has been handed over to the onsite foreman."