Firefighters keep a close eye on 300-tonne haystack after night blaze alert

20/9/2011'Fire at Bulstrode Farm, Chipperfield.
20/9/2011'Fire at Bulstrode Farm, Chipperfield.

Firefighters from Hemel Hempstead could only sit and watch as around 300 tonnes of hay burned itself out.

Crews were originally called at 1.40am on the morning of Tuesday September 20 to the blaze at a Chipperfield farm, but after trying to put out the flames the decision was then taken to let the hay burn under supervision.