Police believed two separate fires in Northamptonshire yesterday were started deliberately.

Police believed two separate fires in Northamptonshire yesterday were started deliberately.

Four fire crews were called out to a massive hay fire just off the A43 in Hannington.

This involved around 1,200 tonnes of baled hay which was alight when crews arrived.

Firefighters from Moulton, Kettering, Wellingborough and Burton Latimer were all called to the scene in Orlingbury Road, shortly after 5.30 pm on Sunday, September 27.

Northamptonshire Police said they believe this to be arson.

A second fire was reported in Little Oxendon, at around 3.40 am on Sunday.

Farndon Road was shut off at both ends while firefighters attended a barn on fire containing straw.

This is also believed to have been an arson attack, police say.

A spokesman from the fire service said: “The first fire happened at about 3.40 am yesterday and involved a barn containing straw (about 20mx30m) on fire.“Both ends of Farndon Road were closed while the crews dealt with the incident. Police are treating the incident as arson.

“The other one was at about 5.30 pm last night and involved a large quantity of hay bales deliberately set on fire at a farm in Orlingbury Road.

“Police are also treating this one as arson.”

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