Arsonists set fire to two haystacks in Pymoor

Two haystacks were set alight in Pymoor

Two haystacks were set alight in Pymoor - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Ely and Littleport were called out late last night (Thursday) to battle a large haystack fire, believed to have been started by arsonists.

The fire took hold in a field, off Main Street, shortly before 11.30pm.

When crews arrived they discovered two stacks of hay alight about 200m apart from one another in fields on either side of a road.

One stack looked to have been burning for a number of hours while only a small section of the other stack was alight.

Fire crews spent two hours monitoring the stack fires and did not engage in any firefighting action.

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They left the scene at 2.10am.

At 7.45am this morning (Friday) a crew from Ely returned and remained at the scene to monitor the fires as they burned out.

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The cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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