Firefighters tackle house blaze in Hemel Hempstead

Police and the fire service were called to the scene yesterday afternoon (Thursday)

Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:19 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 9:20 am

Four fire engines were sent to tackle a house fire in Hemel Hempstead yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

Police were called by the fire service just before 4.30pm yesterday (April 15) to assist at the scene of a house fire in Belswains Lane, Apsley.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue said: "We were called at 4.24pm this afternoon to a house fire in Belswains Lane, Hemel Hempstead.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

"Four fire engines (two from Hemel Hemsptead and one each from Berkhamsted and Kings Langley) were sent to the scene, where crews found the first floor of a semi-detached house well alight.

"Firefighters have successfully extinguished the fire and are now damping down the scene and ventilating the property."

Police put road closures in place while firefighters dealt with the fire, the road was re-opened just before 7pm.

In a post on Facebook, Dacorum Police said: "We’re currently assisting firefighters who are dealing with a fire at a property in Belswains Lane.

"The occupants of the building have evacuated and are safe."