Suspected barn arson in Thorpe Road, Clacton

An aerial shot of Clacton by Mike Page.

An aerial shot of Clacton by Mike Page. - Credit: Mike Page

Firefighters tackled a barn blaze that was started from a suspected arson attack.

Two fire crews from Clacton were sent to Thorpe Road in the town at 4.15am.

On arrival, crews found the barn to be completely alight, a brigade spokesman said.

Using two hose reel jets and one main jet, firefighters extinguished the blaze by 4.54am.

The spokesman added: “The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.”

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