Huge crop fire breaks out as heatwave takes hold in Hemel Hempstead

Firefighters tackled a large crop blaze on Saturday (August 24) as temperatures soared in Hemel Hempstead.

Plumes of thick black smoke were seen billowing into the sky from a field in Link Road.

Credit: Green Watch Hemel

Credit: Green Watch Hemel

Police were called by the fire service at around 2.40pm to advise they were dealing with a large fire.

Officers attended to assist with road closures in the area while the fire was brought under control.

A Herts Fire spokesman said: "Crews worked hard in arduous conditions to prevent the crop fire spreading in to the adjoining fields and endangering the nearby stables and gardens.

"We also had assistance from Herts Police along side one of the NPAS helicopters who checked the area for hotspots. Well done all."

Credit: Green Watch Hemel

Credit: Green Watch Hemel

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Credit: Green Watch Hemel

Credit: Green Watch Hemel