York & North Yorkshire

Hay bales destroyed in double Barton Le Willows 'arson'

A barn and more than 600 bales of hay have been destroyed in two fires in North Yorkshire, believed to be arson.

The fire service was called to a fire at Barton Le Willows at about 1330 GMT on Saturday which destroyed a barn, 350 bales of hay and a tractor.

Returning from the first fire, firefighters spotted a second fire about a mile (1.6km) away, which destroyed 300 hay bales.

The fire service said it was believed both fires were started deliberately.

In a separate incident a large quantity of hay was destroyed in a fire at a farm in Hutton Magna near Richmond in North Yorkshire.

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