Barn fire - Thorney - Peterborough

Four crews from Thorney, Stanground, March and one from Crowland in Lincolnshire, together with a water carrier from Ramsey, was called to a barn fire in Bukehorn Road.

The 40 metre by 20 metre barn, used for agricultural storage, contained farm machinery and about 300 tonnes of potatoes.

Firefighters used a Multistar appliance to access the roof in order to cut away roof panels to gain access and provide ventilation after the fire spread to 500 pallets inside the building.

Crews used two covering jets to extinguish the fire and returned to their stations by 4.43am.

Additional crews were sent throughout the night to monitor the building and are still there this morning.

Cause of the fire was deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.