Firefighters battle massive crop blaze south of Stevenage
PUBLISHED: 13:47 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 19 July 2018
Emergency crews are battling a massive crop fire in fields south of Stevenage.
The fire is off Stevenage Road, near Knebworth, with a fire service spokesman telling the Comet there is an “area of stubble approximately 100m by 100m, well alight”.
Five fire engines are on the scene – two from Stevenage and one each from Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City and Baldock & Letchworth stations – and police officers are also there.
A witness told the Comet at 1.55pm that it was “just smouldering now – a large area is scorched, there are several appliances scattered at strategic points dampening the surrounding area”.
The Comet is awaiting further updates from the emergency services.
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