Arsonists set fire to farmland in the Harborough area

A Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue service spokeswoman said: “Deliberate fires are dangerous and not only put the public, our firefighters and wildlife at risk but also the fire-setter themselves.”

By Red Williams
Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 11:46 am
Arsonists are being hunted by police after two farmland fires were started deliberately at the weekend.
Arsonists are being hunted by police after two farmland fires were started deliberately at the weekend.

Arsonists are being hunted by police after two farmland fires were started deliberately at the weekend.

The first blaze broke out off Sutton Lane in Dingley between midnight and 1am on Saturday (July 16).

Electrical cabling in a field was torched – and flames quickly spread to the fencing of sheep pens.

An acre of crops and multiple hay bales were destroyed in the second incident in a field on Loddington Road near Harrington.

The blaze was sparked just before 3.30pm in red hot temperatures on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters raced to tackle both attacks after the alarm was raised.

Anyone with information about the two fires is being urged to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.