Fire crews tackle fly-tipping blaze in Great Chishill

The fly-tipped rubbish dumped on Rectory Farm in Great Chishill was set on fire. Picture: Robert Law

The fly-tipped rubbish dumped on Rectory Farm in Great Chishill was set on fire. Picture: Robert Law - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to farmland in Great Chishill last night after fly-tippers dumped a load of rubbish and set it alight.

The fly-tipped rubbish dumped on Rectory Farm in Great Chishill was set on fire. Picture: Robert Law

The fly-tipped rubbish dumped on Rectory Farm in Great Chishill was set on fire. Picture: Robert Law - Credit: Archant

Crews from Sawston and Royston attended the blaze which started about 10pm at Rectory Farm in New Road.

Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the flames, before returning to their stations by 1.30am.

The area was reinspected at 9am today.

Officers have said the cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101, go to www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.