Big farm blaze near Baldock spreads to four fields

PUBLISHED: 16:07 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:16 06 August 2018

Police have closed the road between Baldock and Wallington. Picture: Emily Prentice

Police have closed the road between Baldock and Wallington. Picture: Emily Prentice

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A large field fire has broken out at a farm near Baldock this afternoon.

A fire has broken out in a field near Baldock. Picture: Mark EvansA fire has broken out in a field near Baldock. Picture: Mark Evans

Emergency services were called to Quickswood Farm in Warren Lane – close to the A507 – at 1.40pm.

Fire services have confirmed that four fields are ‘well alight with burning straw’, and that the blaze is approximately 500m x 400m in size.

Ten fire engines are in attendance, with beaters and hose reels in use.

Police are also in attendance to assist with traffic management. Road closures are in place at both ends of Wallington Road.

A field fire has broken out in near in Baldock. Picture: Emily PrenticeA field fire has broken out in near in Baldock. Picture: Emily Prentice

Herts Fire and Rescue Service is advising nearby residents to stay inside and keep their windows closed while the fire is dealt with.

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