UPDATE: Buntingford fire declared safe
- Credit: Archant
A fire that consumed more than 1,000 tonnes of timber is now under control, according to the fire service.
Herts Fire and Rescue has been battling the fire since 12.05pm yesterday (Wednesday) at Stonebury Farm in Hare Street, near Buntingford.
Firefighters were called after a large timber stack caught alight but were unable to stop the fire consuming the entire 1,000 tonnes.
At its peak six engines attended the scene and three remained throughout the night to ensure the fire did not spread to neighbouring woodpiles.
The scene was declared safe at 7.30am today however one crew has remained on site to monitor the situation.
You may also want to watch:
The incident has been deemed an accident and an inspection of the site is due to take place at 11am today (Thursday).
- 1 Jail for thief who stole scrap metal worth hundreds
- 2 'Community campaigns are making an impact, so have your say on rail link'
- 3 Three household waste collection crews suspended
- 4 Have your say on Barkway Road development proposal
- 5 Arrest made after woman verbally abused in alleyway
- 6 Where has the Duke of Edinburgh visited in Hertfordshire?
- 7 Family builds fairy garden for grandchildren during lockdown
- 8 'We have a huge task on our hands, but The Pheasant will fly again'
- 9 Consultation on East West Rail route opens
- 10 Man who climbed on Tesco freezer jailed for string of offences