Monday, December 31, 2007

Remote controlled balloon lands on roof

Remote controlled balloon lands on roof
By Paul Broome

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Ledbury house today after a remote controlled hot-air balloon landed on its roof.

Crews were initially called from Hereford around 3pm this afternoon after reports of the balloon being on fire.

It was seen floating from the city and over Haugh Woods, near Fownhope.

The balloon then drifted as far as Ledbury where it came down on a property in Woodleigh Road.

Ledbury watch manager Keith Wilding later said the balloon had not been alight

Fire crews used an aerial ladder platform to bring the item down, before leaving the address shortly before 5.30pm.

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