Busy 24 hours for firefighters in North Hertfordshire with spate of fires in the open


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It has been a busy 24 hours for fire crews in North Hertfordshire with the good weather leading to a spate of fires out in the open – some of which were set deliberately.

Yesterday morning Stevenage-based firefighters put out a blaze in woods off Six Hills Way which is believed to have been started deliberately.

They also used hoses to put out a bin fire on Greenways in Stevenage and a car fire in Rutherford Close. They used hoses to put out a small fire in Woolners Way around 6pm yesterday evening and extinguish a fire involving equipment in a play park at Stevenage Road in Knebworth. One fire engine from Stevenage was also sent to tackle a fire in the open at Berkeley Close in Stevenage around 11pm.

Crews from Hitchin dealt with a fire in a garden at Grimston Road in Little Wymondley at 8.30pm.

Fire crews helped paramedics get access to a property in Minehead Way, Stevenage around 1am this morning and put out a van on fire in Collenswood Road, Stevenage around 4am.

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