Eight fire engines tackle 40 hectare stubble fire in Renhold

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The stubble fire in Renhold covered around 40 hectares

Fire crews have attended a stubble fire in fields in Renhold, which began at around 2pm today (Tuesday).

Two firefighters and a police officer were hospitalised suffering from the effects of the heat.

In a statement, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) said: “BFRS were called out today (19 July) at around 14:00 to a stubble fire, which covers an area over 40 hectares, at Ravensden Road, Renhold.

“There are eight fire engines and a water carrier at the scene.

“Wind conditions have had an adverse effect, however, the fire is now under control and we are scaling down the incident.

“Firefighters worked really hard to extinguish the fire in extreme heat conditions with assistance of partners. Two firefighters and a police officer have been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of heat.

“Crews will remain at the scene for approximately another hour.”

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