Fire services spend hours tackling blaze near Baldock
PUBLISHED: 12:40 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:40 07 August 2018
Firefighters spent around five hours at the scene of a blaze near Baldock yesterday.
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 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.