Firefighters put out rubbish fire reported by motorists using the A1(M) on Stevenage stretch

Firefighters dealt with a large rubbish fire at Dyes Lane, Stevenage, and a kitchen fire in Fellowes

Firefighters dealt with a large rubbish fire at Dyes Lane, Stevenage, and a kitchen fire in Fellowes Way - Credit: Archant

Motorists on the A1(M) repeatedly called the fire service to report smoke billowing across the motorway this afternoon between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage.

Fire engines from Hitchin and Stevenage went to the source of the smoke which turned out to be a large rubbish fire on land at Dyes Lane in Stevenage.

Hoses were used to put out the blaze which was reported around 1pm.

Crews were also called to a property in Fellowes Way in Stevenage at 12.30pm to deal with a small kitchen fire which was out by the time they arrived.