Arsonists burn 100 tonnes of straw in field near Eye

Arsonists set fire to 100 tonnes of straw in a field in Eye.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 4:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:10 pm
Fire crews tackle the blaze. Pic: Cambs Fire and Rescue

Fire crews were called to the blaze in a field next to the A16 in Whitepost Road at 1.40pm.

Firefighters used a ground monitor to dampen surrounding hedgerows to protect the area and returned to their station by 3:55pm.

Crew Commander Quinton Roach said: “The smoke wasn’t affecting the A16 so we let the fire burn out and will be inspecting the site throughout the night.”

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The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.