Fire 'could have involved numerous historic buildings in Hitchin'
PUBLISHED: 09:16 24 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 November 2019
A fire which broke out in the roof of a domestic property in Hitchin was prevented from spreading thanks to 'aggressive intervention' from fire crews.
Firefighters from Hitchin, Baldock and Stevenage fire stations tackled the blaze in a building in Silver Court at 1.44am yesterday.
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Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service station commander James Rossano Bull praised the work of the fire crews on Twitter.
He said: "Rapid and aggressive intervention from crews to make a great stop on this fire within a common roof void.
"Prevented spread which could have involved numerous historic buildings in Hitchin."
The crews used four sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire.