8, 2017 Two
arrested by Police after suspected arson attack in West Huntspill
people have been arrested following a suspicious fire in West Huntspill
at the weekend, police have said this week.
first reported here,
firefighters were called to tackle a huge barn blaze in Sloway Lane
on Saturday which destroyed a barn and burnt thousands of pounds
worth of straw inside.
from the blaze could be seen for miles around and fire crews said
they suspected that the blaze had been deliberately set.
spokeswoman Miriam Brown told Burnham-On-Sea.com last night: "There
have been two arrests in connection with suspected criminal damage
and arson, and a number of children have also been spoken to."
added that Burnham-On-Sea Police investigations are "ongoing"
although Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with
from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were sent to Sloway Lane, West
Huntspill just after 3pm, as pictured here, to battle the blaze.
barn measuring 30 metres x 20 metres containing over 150 big bales
of straw was well alight," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at the scene.
got to work with a main jet and a compressed air foam jet to prevent
the fire spreading and then held a watching brief to allow the straw
to safely burn."
was also used to remove some bales from within the barn while crews
battled the fire.
shut Sloway Lane while crews tackled the incident and fire crews
and Police are investigating the cause of the blaze amid suspicion
that it may have been set deliberately.
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