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Thousands of hay bales destroyed in huge barn fire in Newland



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Police believe arsonists could be to blame for a fire that set alight 4,500 straw bales which were being stored inside two barns at Monksfield farm in Newland.

 

The flames engulfed the bales at around 1.30am on Saturday morning (3 September) and it is likely some hay will continue to burn for up to two weeks.

 

Police, fire and ambulance services attended the site and are still investigating the cause. There were no reports of any injuries.


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Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information of any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident number 70s of 3 September.

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