The fire service received nearly 30 emergency calls after a fire broke out on a field last night.

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service says it was notified at 9.48pm on Sunday of a fire off Shenley Lane near Napsbury.

The flames could be seen by many locals prompting a flood of 999 calls.

The fire service tweeted at 10.17pm: "We are currently in attendance at a large field fire near to Shenley Lane, Napsbury.

"Please avoid the area if possible. We are receiving many calls to this as it can be seen from a large distance - please be reassured we are in attendance and dealing with this."

It's believed the exact location of the fire was near North Cottages.

Two crews from St Albans attended along with a crew each from Garston and Hatfield.

A drone from Potters Bar fire station also attended and the fire was put out.

A later tweet at 11.15pm said: "Control received 28 calls to a large field fire off Shenley Lane, Napsbury. Both @StAlbansfire as well as crews from @garstonfire, @Hatfield_FS, and our Drone from @fire_PottersBar attended, and successfully extinguished the fire."

Hertfordshire County Council says the fire has been recorded as accidental on the fire service's incident log.