Barn fire - Ramsey - Huntingdonshire

Crews from Ramsey, Stanground, Whittlesey, Yaxley, Sawtry, Dogsthorpe and Huntingdon helped rescue multiple animals from a barn fire in Vesters Hill Drove.

Around 35 firefighters were called to the fire, about 40 metres by 20 metres, in barn buildings on a farm.

Crews used five jets to extinguish the fire, working from a distance due to the severity of the fire, and returned to their station by 0.33am.

Firefighters rescued six dogs, five ponies and one horse from the fire. Sadly, one horse died in the fire.

A fire investigation is underway this morning.


Update - 5pm

The fire investigation has concluded that the cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.