Fire crews battled to extinguish a large fire in a commercial laundry in a Watford industrial estate yesterday.

Five crews from Watford, Rickmansworth, Garston and Borehamwood were called at 12.44am on Sunday to the warehouse on Rhodes Way.

The building was smoke-logged on arrival and one hose reel, breathing apparatus and two jets were needed to extingush the blaze, which broke out at the back of the property.

The fire was put out by 2.47am and its cause has been recorded as accidental.