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Huge barn fire in Cornwall treated as arson

Huge barn fire in Cornwall treated as arson

Published by Emma Carton at 7:22am 24th February 2020. (Updated at 7:27am 24th February 2020)

A huge fire that gutted part of a barn in east Cornwall is being treated as arson.

Flames tore through the building near St Dominick, Saltash, on Saturday night.

It was packed full of hay and some machinery.

Barn fire near Saltash
A huge fire that tore through a barn in east Cornwall is being treated as arson. Photo: Benjamin Lawley Photographer

Firefighters from Callington, Saltash, Liskeard and Launceston rushed to the scene.

The fire was so fierce, smoke from the burning building could be seen for miles.

Benjamin Lawley Photographer captured these images as the blaze took hold.

Barn fire near Saltash
Firefighters from four Cornish towns rushed to the scene near St Dominick, Saltash. Photo: Benjamin Lawley Photographer

Tweeting about the incident, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service confirmed police were also called.

"Crews from Callington CFRS, Saltash CFRS, Liskeard CFRS and Launceston CFRS responded to a barn fire last night. 

"The barn held a large amount of hay and some machinery.

"The cause of the fire is thought to be arson and has been handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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