Fires at Hitchin play area and common

CREWS were called to a common and a playground at the weekend, after reports of fires there.

Firefighters attended Grove Road Recreation Ground in Hitchin on Friday night, after reports that there was a fire.

They were at the scene at 8.56pm, but the fire was out on arrival.

On Saturday, crews rushed to Walsworth Common, also in Hitchin, following reports that a recycling bank was well alight.

The fire was out at 9.43pm, nearly 15 minutes after crews arrived.

The cause of both fires is doubtful.