UPDATE: Police treating Market Deeping crop fire as arson

A field of crops on fire in Towngate East, Market Deeping. Photo: @PocketSergeant EMN-150308-092353001
A field of crops on fire in Towngate East, Market Deeping. Photo: @PocketSergeant EMN-150308-092353001

Police are hunting a suspected arsonist after a field fire in Market Deeping.

The fire began in a wheat field off Towngate East, near Duke Meadows, at about midnight last night (Sunday).

Thankfully no-one was hurt and the fire did not spread to any buildings, but an area of wheat about 150m by 30m was destroyed.

Police found firework packaging at the scene and are treating the fire as arson. A spokesman said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who knows anything about the fire. This may have been a prank gone wrong but it could have been quite serious.”

Call 101 quoting incident 5 of August 3 with information.