CAMBS: Arson attack on Farcet barn causes night long fire fight

PUBLISHED: 09:12 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 11:40 24 September 2013

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An arson attack in Farcet left firefighters across the region battling a barn fire in to the early hours of this morning (September 24).

Several calls were received at around 11.15pm yesterday to the barn in Conquest Drove containing 4,000 tons of straw.

Crews from Huntingdon, Ramsey, Stanground, Peterborough and Sawtry were among those that fought the blaze which covered an area of about 30m by 30m.

They fought the fire in to the early hours of the morning, stopping it from spreading to nearby farm buildings.

At just after 3pm the fire was under control and the crews were dampening down.

At 7am one crew remained at the scene and the fire service were continuing to monitor the site this morning.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate, anyone with information should contact Police on 101.

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