Crews battle blaze at Hitchin farm

FIREFIGHTERS spent several hours tackling a blaze at a farm at the weekend.

Crews from Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock, Kempston and Hertford were called to Offley Bottom Farm, near Hitchin, just after 10.30pm on Saturday night, after reports that a barn was alight.

Firefighters were at the scene for several hours trying to bring the fire under control.

The fire was out at 12.40am, but crews stayed on to ensure the area was safe until 3.20am. The site was also checked over on Sunday morning.

Ambulance crews were also alerted to the incident, after reports that someone may have been trapped inside.

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But it later emerged that this was not the case.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The initial report stated that someone may be trapped inside. Thankfully after liaising with the fire service, there was no persons involved and we were not required.”

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The cause of the fire has not yet been established.

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