Firefighters tackle blaze involving 400 tonnes of straw near Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 07:57 13 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:01 17 September 2019

Station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, said 400 tonnes of straw was involved in the Potters Bar blaze this morning. PIcture: Lee Slipanczewski

Station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, said 400 tonnes of straw was involved in the Potters Bar blaze this morning. PIcture: Lee Slipanczewski

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Flames engulfed about 400 tonnes of straw at a Potters Bar farm this morning.

Six firefighting crews - from Potters Bar, Cheshunt, St Albans, Borehamwood and Hatfield - were called to the scene of the incident at a farm on Cattlegate Road in Northaw.

The blaze started at about 5.15am, and spread to trees, hedgerows, and an adjacent manure heap.

Farm vehicles had to be removed from the area and resultant smoke is affecting trains through Cuffley Station.

National Rail has warned passengers on the Letchworth Garden City train line via Hertford North should expect "severe delays".

Station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, said 400 tonnes of straw was involved in the Potters Bar blaze this morning. PIcture: Lee Slipanczewski 
 
Station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, said 400 tonnes of straw was involved in the Potters Bar blaze this morning. PIcture: Lee Slipanczewski

Herts Fire and Rescue Service station commander for Dacorum and St Albans, Lee Slipanczewski, Tweeted that the crews are currently dampening down the area.

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