Bicton bale fire suspected to have been 'deliberate'

PUBLISHED: 09:44 01 November 2016 | UPDATED: 09:44 01 November 2016

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A fire which damaged bales of straw near Bicton Arena last night is thought to have been deliberate.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called out at around 9.30pm after reports of a possible barn on fire in Bicton.

On arrival fire crews from Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton confirmed there were flames and smoke insuing involving a large bale of straw.

Two hose reels were used to fight the fire.

A fire service spokesman said: “A large bale of straw was severely damaged by fire. Two further bales were also slightly damaged.

“Fire crews continued to turn over and damp down the straw. The fire is suspected to have been started deliberately. Fireworks were found at the scene and the police have been informed.”

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