Backpack sprayer used to fight fire in woods in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:58 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:21 16 April 2015

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service


A firefighter donned a backpack sprayer to douse a woodland blaze.

The fire, in a tree-lined part of Black Fan Road, WGC, was reported on Tuesday at around 3pm.

The fire service tweeted: “Welwyn Garden City crew were sent to a fire in the woods on Black Fan Rd.”

They used the contraption to bring the blaze under control and it was out by 3.22pm.

The cause of the fire was said to be “accidental”.

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