Cambridgeshire Constabulary is appealing for information and witnesses following an arson at farm buildings off White Cross Road in Wilburton on June 27.

Fire crews from Cottenham and Ely were called to the scene of the arson fire at 8:43p.m the evening on Monday, June 27.

On arrival, they found a fire involving rubbish and grass in a ditch spreading to a barn. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels.

The cause of the fire has since been deemed deliberate.

arson at farm buildings
Arson at farm buildings

As well as being illegal, and causing considerable money to the buildings’ owner, arson also takes fire service resources away from other incidents.

In a post on social media, Policing East Cambridgeshire said:

“As well as the costs to the owner, deliberately lit fires also affect the ability of the fire service to respond to more serious and possibly life threatening incidents such as house fires or road traffic collisions.”

Any information regarding this incident can be given to the Police by quoting the reference number: 35/45865/22, or submitted via Crimestoppers.


In other fire-service and farm-related news, a calf in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland was rescued from an outside slurry pit by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) over the weekend.

It has happily been reunited with its mother.

Read on this more here.