Arson a possibility after barn blaze

Barn fire near Eden Camp. Pic Richard Ponter

Barn fire near Eden Camp. Pic Richard Ponter

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Investigations are ongoing as to whether a barn fire in Old Malton was caused by arsonists.

Thursday’s blaze on Freehold Lane, near Eden Camp modern history museum, completely destroyed the barn which was full of hay and straw.

Fire crews who attended the incident initially believed the fire was deliberately started.

At one point, five fire engines were needed to get the blaze under control.

A single pump from Malton Fire Station remained overnight and firefighters have since returned to Old Malton to monitor the situation.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to contact PC Nick Coning at Malton Police Station on 101 – and then selecting Option 2.

Alternatively, he can be emailed at nick.coning@northyorkshire.pnn.police.

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