Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Field blaze thought to be arson attack

Field blaze thought to be arson attack

A SUSPECTED arson attack at a field in Shiplake has destroyed 200 tonnes of linseed straw.

Crews from Oxfordshire and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a field on the A4155 Reading Road at around 9pm on Wednesday.

The flames could be seen from as far away as Wargrave.

Appliances from Didcot, Wallingford and Watlington were called, along with crews from across Reading and Bracknell.

They worked through the night until 9.30am to prevent it from spreading to surrounding property and other straw stores.

The fire is believed to be arson and the landowner is working with Thames Valley Police, checking CCTV from the surrounding area.


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