Emergency fire cover drafted in after storms batter Hertfordshire

FIRE crews from London have been placed on emergency standby as their counterparts in Hertfordshire respond to a huge number of storm-related callouts.

Currently, 26 of the county’s 41 fire engines are at incidents, caused by a massive storm that passed overhead this lunchtime (Tuesday).

The county council tweeted: “Herts Fire and Rescue Service currently dealing with a number of fires across the county caused by lightning strikes.”

It went on to say: “Crews from London on standby in the south of county to provide operational cover.”

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