Fire services spend hours tackling blaze near Baldock

PUBLISHED: 12:40 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:40 07 August 2018

Ten fire engines were at the scene of the blaze near Baldock. Picture: Smartapix

Ten fire engines were at the scene of the blaze near Baldock. Picture: Smartapix

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Firefighters spent around five hours at the scene of a blaze near Baldock yesterday.

Emergency services spent around five hours tackling a huge field fire in Clothall yesterday. Picture: SmartapixEmergency services spent around five hours tackling a huge field fire in Clothall yesterday. Picture: Smartapix

Ten fire engines were called to Quickswood Farm in Warren Lane, Clothall at 1.40pm.

Four fields were ‘well alight with burning straw’, and the blaze was approximately 500m x 400m in size.

Using beaters and hose reels, crews managed to tame the blaze and by 4.54pm the incident was scaled down to four engines to dampen down the fields.

The incident was closed by 6.48pm.

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

Police were also in attendance to assist with traffic management, with road closure in place at both ends of Wallington Road.

Emergency services stated that they weren’t yet aware of the exact cause, but said that they are seeing an increasing number of these types of fires amid the hot weather.

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

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

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