Huge hay bale fire in Great Offley
PUBLISHED: 07:43 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:43 21 September 2018
Firefighters have been tackling a 1,000-tonne hay bale blaze in Great Offley through the night.
Herts Fire Chief Darryl Keen has described the fire – which broke out during the early hours – as “significant”, and said the alight hay bales were “in close proximity to buildings in Great Offley”.
He added that the windy weather was “not helping” crews from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, who have been tackling the blaze.
Herts police tweeted to say road closures have been put in place so motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Due to the windy weather, those living nearby are advised to keep their windows shut until the fire has burnt out.
Relief crews arrived on the scene before 7am, but the fire is not yet out.
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