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Hertfordshire Fires near Potters Crouch

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Firefighters in Hertfordshire are tackling two major fires near St Albans. A large pile of wood has been on fire at a recycling centre at Appspond Land, Potters Crouch, since about midnight on Saturday. A quantity of plastic crates is burning in the yard of a nursery at Station Road, Smallford. Smoke from the fires can be seen from a long distance away and by drivers on the nearby M1, A1(M) and A414 roads.

A Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said a 20ft (6m) high pile of wood was on fire at Potters Crouch. She said the smoke was not hazardous but the fire was expected to burn for several more days.