Lone firefighter pictured trying to control Berkhamsted blaze during dry weather
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A single firefighter was pictured tackling a blaze in a dry field as the heatwave loomed.
In the photos, the field can be seen backed by a line of flames in Berkhamsted on Monday (August 8).
The fire’s smoke could reportedly been seen two miles away.
One local said the fire was started by a spark from a farming vehicle which caught on fields dried out by the hot weather.
An eyewitness was on their way back from Watford Shopping Centre when they spotted the flames.
They said: "We drove over to have a look and they were huge - as tall as the firefighters battling them.”
They added: “There was a vehicle in flames out on the field and there's speculation that caused the blaze - but no one knows for sure.
"I'm just glad the firefighters were able to deal with it as well as they did and nobody was hurt."