Deliberate fire extinguished on Harpenden Common

PUBLISHED: 15:44 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 20 August 2018

The aftermath of the fire on Harpenden Common. Picture: Steve Clayton.

The aftermath of the fire on Harpenden Common. Picture: Steve Clayton.

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Firefighters from St Albans put out a fire following a suspected arson on Harpenden Common.

The fire service was called at 10.43pm to reports of a fire on the Common yesterday (Sunday, August 19).

A 10m by 10m area of grassland was alight, and a crew from St Albans attended and put out the fire using two hose reels and beaters.

The fire was extinguished by 11.10pm and is believed to have been deliberate.

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