Thick Black Smoke seen for Miles as Scrapyard Burns on Fire

Fire smoke seen for miles in hertfordshire

TODAY a huge fire broke out at a scrapyard at Oakridge Lane, Aldenham in Watford this afternoon. Which could be seen from miles around due to the thick black smoke.


The smoke could be seen from Garston, Watford Town Centre, Borehamwood, Bricket Wood, Bushey, Chorleywood and St Albans.



At around 1pm the fire in Oakridge Lane and Kemprowwas tweeted, but as of yet no actual start time, or if casualties.


Thick Black Smoke seen for Miles as Premesis Burns on Fire

Roads closed off by police and 3 fire engines on scene - The Car Recovery business yard was well alight. Firemen said their was fuel and possibly gas bottles.


The smell of burning rubber and plastic filled the air along with regular small bangs.


Fire Engine crew in countrysideThe fire was raging, pumping out smoke and flames can be seen in the video footage.


A police spokeswoman said: "Police were called by the fire service at 1.59pm to reports of a large fire in Aldenham.

An investigation to the cause of the fire is on going.


more footage and story to follow.



Herts Fire Control said on Twitter: "Further to our previous tweets regarding the SCRAPYARD FIRE in ALDENHAM - if you are in close proximity to the area of Aldenham and Radlett - please ensure your windows and doors are closed to avoid inhaling the smoke fumes."

Footage of flames (60p)



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