Three arrests after arson attack on straw bales - 25 firefighters called out to tackle blaze

PUBLISHED: 12:17 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:44 06 October 2018

The fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: Left is how the stack was in August and right, the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike Petty

The fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: Left is how the stack was in August and right, the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike Petty

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Three arrests have been made following an arson attack on straw bales in Stretham last night (Friday).

The fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: 25 firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze.. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike PettyThe fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: 25 firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze.. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike Petty

Three arrests have been made following an arson attack on straw bales in Stretham last night.

Cambs fire and rescue service sent 25 firefighters to the blaze off Brook Lane and some remained throughout the night to prevent it spreading.

A fire service spokesman said today: “It is now contained and is being left to burn in a controlled way under supervision of the landowner.”

The spokesman added: “Crews will re-inspect throughout the day. The fire was believed to have been stated deliberately and police made three arrests last night. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.”

The fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: How the stack was in August before  the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike PettyThe fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: How the stack was in August before the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike Petty

Cambs police tweeted that “we are aware of the stack of straw bales on fire in Stretham.

“Crews attended last night to contain the fire and prevent from spreading. The fire will now continue to burn in a controlled way.

“The cause was deliberate and three arrested. Anyone with info please ring us on 101”

The fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: How the stack was in August before the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike PettyThe fire at Stretham on Friday October 5: How the stack was in August before the blaze. Arrests have been made on suspicion of arson. PHOTOS: Mike Petty


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