Two fires in Northamptonshire villages believed to have been started 'deliberately'
The fire service attended two fires in close proximity last week and are asking witnesses to come forward
Fire crews from Corby, Kettering Rothwell and Oundle were called to a fire at an agricultural building in the village of Brigstock.
The fire took place on Saturday, June 12 at 4.35pm on Stanion Road.
Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the flames and, once inside the building, they discovered cylinders which suffered severe damage as a result of the fire.
A spokesperson for the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire is believed to have been set deliberately and a number of young people were spotted in the area close to the time of the incident."
It is not the first fire-related incident in the area that fire crews attended in the last week. On Monday, June 7, crews from Corby were called at 8.41pm to reports that a large number of felled trees were ablaze on the A43 at Little Stanion. That fire was also believed to have been started deliberately.
The fire and rescue spokesperson continued: "Although these incidents are not being linked at this current time, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information given that they were all within a proximity and within a few days of each other."
Anyone can report a deliberate fire setting incident to FireStoppers anonymously by calling 0800 169 5558 or visiting http://firestoppersreport.co.uk.
Anyone who witnesses a fire in progress should call 999 immediately.