Firefighters called to kitchen blaze at flat in Hemel Hempstead’s Gade Tower

A 999 call by a concerned member of the public who reported a strong smell of burning alerted firefighters to a flat fire this afternoon.

Three crews rushed to high rise homes at Gade Tower, Nash Green, in Hemel Hempstead just before 5pm.

Firefighters discovered a small fire in the kitchen of a third floor property.

One person had suffered burns to their hands and fire crews gave first aid prior to the ambulance service arriving.

Fire crews from Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley left the scene at around 6pm.