Colney Heath rubbish fire presumed to be arson

Fire engine

Fire engine - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a suspected arson attack this morning after a pile of rubbish was set alight in Colney Heath.

Fly-tippers are believed to be responsible for the waste that went up in flames at around 8am in Barley Mow Lane.

St Albans fire service spent around half an hour extinguishing the blaze which was in danger of spreading to a nearby farmer’s crop.

Watch commander Lee Watson warned businesses and residents to be on the look out for fly-tipping and said: “They can contact the district council to report any fly tipping. It’s good for businesses to keep themselves tidy to avoid opportunists.”