Arson attack on straw bales close to A141 in Warboys

PUBLISHED: 09:52 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:52 02 September 2014

Firefighters were called to the incident yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the incident yesterday.

Cambs Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters battled a blaze after two large bales of straw were set on fire by arsonists.

One crew from Huntingdon and one from Chatteris were called to the incident off the A141 in Warboys at 5.28pm on Sunday (August 31).

The bales, which weighed about three tonnes each, were well alight and close to a large stack of straw.

They extinguished the flames and fans were used to speed up the burning. The farmer also worked with the firefighters to use a digger to spread and extinguish the straw.

Crews returned to their stations by 7.55pm.

INFORMATION: Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

More news stories

07:53

A St Ives couple who were well-known in the town for their spectacular Christmas lights displays are celebrating 60 year years of marriage.

Yesterday, 18:00

St Neots annual charity dragon boat race will take place on August 19 on Regatta Meadow.

Yesterday, 15:46

A Living History Exhibition on St Neots Market Square included some Roman cookery, a crime and punishment stall and a visit from ‘Sir Isaac Newton’.

Yesterday, 12:00

Bus services in Huntingdonshire are set to be hit after a leading operator announced it would cease running a number of unprofitable routes.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter