Busy start to the new year for firefighters as Hitchin and Stevenage crews tackle garage blaze and Knebworth car fire

Firefighters in North Herts had a busy start to the new year last night as they tackled a garage bla

Firefighters in North Herts had a busy start to the new year last night as they tackled a garage blaze in Hitchin and a car fire in Knebworth. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in North Herts had a busy start to the new year last night as they tackled a garage blaze in Hitchin and a car fire in Knebworth.

Hitchin and Stevenage crews rushed to the home in Uplands Avenue after being called at 12.50am, and found the garage ‘well alight’ on arrival.

They used a jet and hosereel to put the fire out.

Shortly after 3am, Stevenage firefighters were mobilised again to deal with a ‘car well alight’ in Knebworth’s Park Lane.

A hosereel was used to quickly tackle the blaze.