Firefighters tackle Hitchin field blaze

A fire engine from Hitchin was called to Kings Hedges to reports a field blaze.

A fire engine from Hitchin was called to Kings Hedges to reports a field blaze. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a field blaze this afternoon on the edge of Hitchin’s Westmill estate.

The fire service received a call just before 1.25pm reporting that a harvested field near Kings Hedges was alight.

One crew from the town used beaters and a hose reel on the fire, which was out by 2pm.

The cause of the blaze is believed to be accidental.


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