Video: Fire chief recalls Hatfield House "blaze"

AS firefighters tackled a severe blaze at Hatfield House on Monday night, our reporters here at the Welwyn & Hatfield Times were hot on their case, trying to dig out the facts behind the mock exercise. We soon discovered the flames had begun in the kitc

AS firefighters tackled a "severe blaze" at Hatfield House on Monday night, our reporters here at the Welwyn & Hatfield Times were hot on their case, trying to dig out the facts behind the mock exercise.

We soon discovered the flames had begun in the kitchen and the firefighters were battling to keep it from spreading.

A salvation project was also in hand to try and recover many of the priceless goods within the 17th century house, which included the precious Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I.

Once completed, group commander Peter Boast, who was in charge of the operation, spoke to us about how well the operation went.


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Click on the video above to hear what he had to say.

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