Firefighters raced to extinguish a car that was on fire following a crash on the A505 yesterday (Wednesday, April 3).

They were called at 6.40pm to reports that a car was ablaze on the road, between Luton and Hitchin.

Two fire engines were sent to the scene, from Stevenage and Hitchin, as well as fire engines from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Firefighters arrived at the scene to find that two cars had been involved in a collision, with one of them "well alight". Hertfordshire police said up to four vehicles were involved in total.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze and carried out medical checks on the occupants of the cars before leaving the scene.

Police were also called to the scene, and put road closures in place while emergency services dealt with the incident. The road was fully re-opened by 2.30am today.

A critical care vehicle was also sent to the incident, but no patients were at the scene by the time it had arrived.