A BLAZE which spread to a number of outbuildings at two properties started as a controlled fire, say firefighters.
Four piglets died in the fire in Broadgate, Sutton St Edmund, which happened on Friday morning.
Fire crews from Crowland, Long Sutton and Wisbech were called out at about 4am and extinguished the blaze using four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and two main line jets.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said there was severe damage to a garden shed and its contents, a ten-metre section of fencing, raised borders and five metres of conifer hedging.
A summerhouse and hot tub were also damaged.
At a neighbouring property, a workshop and freezer storage area were severely damaged, along with a tack room, two stables, a hay store and a timber-framed building.
A mini digger was also listed among the damaged items.