Roof caves in as four fire crews tackle huge garage blaze

Redbourn blaze
Redbourn blaze

Firefighters had a lucky escape when part of the roof of the building they were in collapsed while they were trying to put out a massive blaze.

Two engines rushed to Aubrey Lane, Redbourn, last night from their Queensway base in Hemel Hempstead to tackle the rural inferno.

The crews were joined by a third from Markyate and a fourth from Harpenden.

After returning, a photo of the garage blaze was posted onto the @HEMELFIRE Twitter account just a couple of hours after they had put it out.

Their colleagues, tweeting from the county’s fire service headquarters, said on @hertsfrscontrol: “Complications occurred when part of the roof collapsed. However, there were no injuries.

“Hard work by all crews led to the stop being put in at 9.40pm.”

The fire began in a large garage – measuring 10 metres by four metres – at about 7.15pm. Breathing apparatus and hose reels were among the tools firefighters used to put out the blaze.