Farm blaze may be arson

PUBLISHED: 12:23 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:51 11 May 2010

POLICE believe that a field fire which raged for almost two days may be arson. Two fire crews from Royston and one crew from Gamlingay were called to a blaze at a farm in South End, Bassingbourn, at 6pm on Monday, August 25. On arrival, fire-fighters foun

POLICE believe that a field fire which raged for almost two days may be arson.

Two fire crews from Royston and one crew from Gamlingay were called to a blaze at a farm in South End, Bassingbourn, at 6pm on Monday, August 25.

On arrival, fire-fighters found more than 100 tonnes of baled straw and five hectares of standing crops alight and set to work tackling the flames using a jet and beaters.

More crews from Papworth, Sawston and St Neots, together with a water carrier from Huntingdon also assisted.

The fire was eventually extinguished at 10.45am on August 27.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said that they believed the fire had been started deliberately.

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