Firefighters get to the scene in the nick of time after arsonists nearly destroyed an old barn in Desborough
In a separate incident, firefighters deployed a boat to rescue a young swan with a broken wing at Stanford Reservoir near South Kilworth on Saturday
Firefighters dashed to tackle a blaze started deliberately in Desborough in the nick of time at the weekend.
Crewmen raced to Federation Avenue just before 2pm on Saturday afternoon after a huge tyre was set on fire inside an old barn.
They doused the flames just as they threatened to rip through the entire derelict structure.
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If you have any information about who started the blaze or if you spotted anyone suspicious at the scene you are being asked to call the police on 101.
In a separate incident, firefighters deployed a boat to rescue a young swan with a broken wing at Stanford Reservoir near South Kilworth on Saturday.
A crew from Guilsborough was backed up by a specialist animal rescue team from Wellingborough after the distressed cygnet was seen struggling in the water.
The injured swan is now being looked after and treated by local RSPCA officers.