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

Monday, 16th November 2020, 10:15 am
Updated Monday, 16th November 2020, 10:18 am

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.

Firefighters dashed to tackle a blaze started deliberately in Desborough in the nick of time at the weekend.

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.