Firefighters have been tackling a huge haystack fire.

The fire broke out in a field at Drop Lane, Bricket Wood overnight.

Hertfordshire Fire Service said approximately 100 tonnes of baled hay were well alight in a stubble field, in close proximity to a hedgerow and road.

Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire with a crew from Garston and two crews from St Albans attending.

The farmer was in attendance too and a JCB was used to pull the stack apart, to save unburnt hay and help put the blaze out.

Damping down is still in progress.

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(Haystacks caught on fire. Photo: Nathan Louis)

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(A fire engine in a narrow country lane. Photo: Nathan Louis)

Hertfordshire Fire Service has been contacted for more information.

We will update this story as it develops.

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