Avon and Somerset Constabulary issue safety and prevention tips following a spike of suspected arson attacks on farms.
Investigations on a number of barn fires in Somerset have concluded the incidents were deliberate acts of arson.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue and Avon and Somerset Constabulary are working together to continue investigations into various incidents over the last few weeks.
Chief inspector Mark Edgington, local policing commander for East Somerset, said: “We take incidents of arson extremely seriously.
"They have huge financial implications for farmers in addition to the enormous danger they pose to people and livestock.
"We will work with our partners to identify those responsible and they will be dealt with robustly."
But arson is not only an issue in the South West of the country.
Yesterday (August 22) a fire broke out at a farm in Churcham, Gloucester.
A spokesman from Gloucestershire fire and rescue team said "The fire is in a large barn which is full of straw, as well as 3 or 4 containers (assume metal shipping containers), cars, and farm machinery, including two combine harvesters."
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue has provided a list of ways to help minimise the risk of fire on your farm.
Fire investigation officer, Andy Justice from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “A fire on a farm can be devastating; resulting in the loss of machinery, stores of hay and straw, livestock and the destruction of buildings.
"Every year Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service attend hundreds of fires and emergency incidents on farms and small holdings and a serious fire on a farm can affect the financial stability of even the most well run business.
"Farms are particularly vulnerable to a deliberate fire due to their isolated locations, open boundaries and readily ignitable hay and straw stacks.
"However, by considering the following steps you can minimise the risk of fire on your farm."
Make sure you have an animal evacuation plan for your livestock in the event of a fire.
A survey of your farm may reveal the need to: