go

Stockcross barn razed to ground in suspected arson

Trees and bushes also alight

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

Chimney Fire

A Stockcross barn was razed to the ground yesterday (Sunday) evening in a suspected arson.

Three fire engines, including two from Newbury and a third from Hungerford, were called at 9pm to Furze Hill, on the Sutton estate, to a barn measuring approximately 10m by 5m.

On arrival, firefighters discovered the barn well alight and that the blaze had spread to neighbouring trees and bushes.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze using two hosereels, before damping down the scene.

The barn was completely destoyed in the blaze, which the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has recorded as a suspected arson.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

DEFRA Asian flu warning to poultry owners
News

DEFRA Avian flu warning to poultry owners

Keep poultry and captive birds indoors advice

1comment

 
Tom Hardy stops off for coffee in Thatcham
News

Tom Hardy stops off for coffee in Thatcham

Film star visits Costa in the Broadway

 
News

A34 East Ilsley/Chieveley re-opened after incident this morning (Wed)

 
News

Big jobs expo for under 24s tomorrow (Thursday)

 
News

West Berkshire Council to get pothole repair funding boost

4comments