Firefighters attend blaze at Potters Bar house

PUBLISHED: 14:16 25 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:41 25 January 2019

Fire engines have been called out to a house fire on Byng Drive, Potters Bar. Picture: Herts Police

Fire engines have been called out to a house fire on Byng Drive, Potters Bar. Picture: Herts Police

Herts Police

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital following a house fire in Potters Bar today.

At least eight fire engines were called out to a residential address on Byng Drive.

Potters Bar and Shenley police advised in a tweet at 1.23pm that road closures were in place and that motorists should avoid the area.

A Herts Police spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: Police were called at 12.04pm today (January 25) by the fire service to report a fire at a property in Byng Drive, Potters Bar.

“Officers attended the scene alongside colleagues from the fire and ambulance services.

“They are currently assisting with road closures at the junction with Park Drive and Ladbroke Drive.

“A lady in her 80s has been taken to hospital for treatment but is not thought to be seriously injured.”

A Herts County Council spokeswoman said; “Fire service were called at 12.07 to a semi-detached house in Byng Drive, Potters Bar.

“The ground floor was well alight and one person had left the property by the time the fire service arrived.

“The person was given medical assistance by the fire service before the ambulance service arrived.

“Fire engines attended from stations including Hatfield, St Albans, Potters Bar, Cheshunt, Borehamwood, Watford, Hertford and Stevenage. “The fire spread to the first floor.

“Crews used six pieces of breathing apparatus, three main jets, two hose reel jets and two ladders.

“There was a partial building collapse.”

Crews had dealt with the incident by 1.48pm.

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