I was deeply concerned to learn of the terrible fire that destroyed a number of houses in the Buckfield area of Leominster yesterday evening.

While I am very relieved that nobody was hurt in this incident, my thoughts are with the families whose homes have been lost.

I would like to pay tribute to our fantastic emergency services who attended the scene and helped to bring the fire under control.

Leominster has a wonderful sense of community which I am sure will come to the fore in the aftermath of this, and I am aware of donation pages that has been set up to support the families and I am aware that Morrisons in Leominster have set up a joint clothing and essentials collection point for all of the families. 

The details of the donation pages are as follows: