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Fire chief incredulous at hay stack arson in west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 07:46 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:03 29 July 2018

Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Rougham  Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Rougham Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Police are investigating the cause of a large hay stack fire on farm land in Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds.

Crews prevented the blaze from spreading to surrounding fields and livestock last night.

Initial investigations suggested a number of separate fires were started deliberately on land off Mount Road.

Mark Hardingham, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer, said: “It’s unbelievable that these fires would be started, given the current weather and weeks of crop and field fires. We will work with Suffolk police to find the arsonists.”

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