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Cambridgeshire Police investigate fires in Helpston, Bainton and Ufford

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Police were called to several fires which are believed to be arson.

On Wednesday (August 3), firefighters and police were called to a number of fires near Stamford which they believe were set deliberately.

At just after 1.30pm grass and a hedge were alight in West Street, Helpston near the quarry.

Fire crews. Picture: iStock
Fire crews. Picture: iStock

Police attended the scene and searched the area but no arrests were made.

At 2pm in Barnack Road, Bainton a fire in the open had to be extinguished by crews.

A number of crews were also called to a field fire in Stamford Road, Ufford.

Farmers used machinery to create a fire break and assisted crews with extinguishing the fire.

Later, just before 5pm, a second blaze is believed to have been set in West Street, Helpston. This was a grass verge on fire.

No arrests have been made but Cambridgeshire Police is urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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