Hundreds of pounds worth of hay destroyed in Bridlington blaze

Hundreds of pounds worth of hay was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Bridlington.

By Sarah Fitton
Thursday, 24th September 2020, 10:50 am
Firefighters were called to a haystack blaze in Bridlington.
Firefighters were called to a haystack blaze in Bridlington.

Police were called by firefighters to the large haystack on fire at a farm off Pinfold Lane at 9.44pm on Sunday.

The fire - believed to have been started deliberately - ravaged more than £400 worth of hay.

A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: "Not only has this incident tied up fire crews for a number of hours, but it has resulted in a financial impact to the landowner.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

"We advise members of the public to stay away from haystacks - they are highly flammable and a discarded match or cigarette can easily start a fire with devastating consequences."

Anyone who has information that might help police with their investigation into the fire should call them on 101, quoting investigation number 16/98908/20 or log 627 20/09/20.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

A message from the editor

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world.

The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive.

We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you,

Jean MacQuarrie, Editor-in-Chief