Isle straw stack blaze was arson

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Around 10 tonnes of waste straw went up in flames after arsonists lit a stack at Crowle.

The fire, at 10.57am on Saturday on land off Godnow Road, was put out quickly by a Crowle fire crew, who were on the scene within minutes.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “It is believed the fire was started deliberately. The crew separated the straw to deal with the blaze effectively and had it under control within a short time.”

The fire at an isolated waste straw stack was on land adjacent to a farm, but posed no danger to buildings, added the spokeswoman.

A farmer used his digger to help the fire crew deal with the incident.