Arson attack on straw bales close to the A1

PUBLISHED: 11:15 06 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:12 06 August 2014

Two crews from St Neots tackled the fire this morning.

Two crews from St Neots tackled the fire this morning.

Cambs Fire & Rescue Service

Arsonists set fire to a stack of straw bales in a field near to the A1.

Two crews from St Neots were called at 12.26am this morning (Wednesday) to a field close to the northbound carriageway between Little Paxton and Buckden.

About 150 tonnes of straw bales were well alight when they arrived.

Beaters and hose reels were used to stop the fire spreading and fans were used to speed up the burn.

Once crews were confident that it would not spread to nearby crops they decided to allow the stack to burn out.

Crews returned to their stations by 2.25am.

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

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

A man has been sentenced today (Friday) after pleading guilty to drug driving and careless driving.

The support shown for an evening of musical entertainment was described as “absolutely superb” by organisers, who said hundreds of pounds had been raised for charity.

The candidates hoping to represent Huntingdonshire on Cambridgeshire County Council have been confirmed, with voters set to head to the polls next Thursday.

Police were sent to Earith this morning (April 28) after a woman was hit by a car.

Most read stories

Most commented 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