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WATFORD FIRE: Homes evacuated due to spreading fire

 Published on: 30th May 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

More than 60 firefighters have had to attend a fire in Watford that’s spread over 12 properties this afternoon (Saturday, May 30).

Herts Fire Control said 12 fire engines, the Command Support Unit, the Incident Support Unit and over 60 firefighters are in attendance at Bradshaw Road, where a fire which started on the Railway Embankment spread to the 12 properties – the area has been evacuated.

Smoke can be seen filling the skies above Bradshaw Road, which is off St Albans Road.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police has said: “We were called at 2.35pm to Bradshaw Road, Watford, regarding a fire coming from the verge near the railway line.

“The fire has spread to a few gardens nearby.

“The houses have been evacuated as a precaution. The fire services have it under control though.”

Herts Fire Control asked people to avoid the area entirely following the incident.

At 5pm Herts Fire Control tweeted: “The Incident is currently being scaled down – we thank you for your co-operation during this incident.”

Picture courtesy of Jon Gandy

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