Corn field fire was arson

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FIRE chiefs say arsonists who destroyed standing corn at Long Sutton on Monday put their own and other people’s lives at risk.

A fire engine from Holbeach was called out at 2.20pm to tackle a fire that destroyed 30sq m of the crop in a field close to Lancaster Drive.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue arson task force manager Steve Wright said: “Fortunately there were no serious injuries in this case, however this incident tied up valuable fire and rescue resources and could have meant a delay in firefighters attending a life-threatening emergency.”

He urged witnesses to contact police on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.