A MEMORIAL space in Cookley has been left charred after a fire broke out.

Just after 2 pm on August 3 firefighters were called to a blaze on open land next to Cookley Sports and Social Club’s cricket pitch on Lea Lane.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Image/ Wyre Forest Fire Station.Image/ Wyre Forest Fire Station.

Grass and planted saplings were involved in the fire, but it is hoped the saplings will survive.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Image/ Wyre Forest Fire StationImage/ Wyre Forest Fire Station

The area was created as a memorial space by residents and Cookley Rainbows Group.

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said: “Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Wyre Forest Fire Station, including a Landrover crew, were called at 14:04 on 3 August to a fire in the open in Lea Lane, Cookley.

“Around 30 sq m of grass and undergrowth was well alight and this was extinguished using beaters and a lance from the Landrover.

“There were no casualties and no other emergency services attended.”