Fire rips across Redbourn field

PUBLISHED: 18:13 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 08 August 2018

The field on Harpenden Lane in Redbourn after the fire. Picture: Herts Fire Control.

The field on Harpenden Lane in Redbourn after the fire. Picture: Herts Fire Control.

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Four hose reels had to be used to put out a fire which ripped through a field in Redbourn.

Crews from St Albans, Harpenden and Redbourn were called to Harpenden Lane to tackle the blaze.

It is believed to have been accidentally lit.

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