Arson probe launched after County Durham barn blaze sparks emergency response

Durham Fire and Rescue Service aided by police in response to fire in Ushaw Moor
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Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service were aided by Durham Constabulary in response to a barn fire at a farm on Broom Crescent, in Ushaw Moor. The fire, which broke out at around 9pm on Sunday evening, was extinguished in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two fire engines, one from Durham and one from Spennymoor, attended the incident. The police are treating the incident at Broomhall Farm as a suspected arson.

No-one was injured in the fire and an investigation into its cause is ongoing. Durham Constabulary are also appealing for anyone with any relevant information to come forward.

A spokesperson for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) said: "At 9.20pm yesterday (Sunday), we received a report of a fire at a farm on Broom Crescent in Ushaw Moor. Two appliances, one from Durham and a second from Spennymoor, attended the incident.

"Crews successfully extinguished the blaze shortly before 12.45am today (Monday). An investigation into the cause of the fire is on-going."

A Durham Constabulary spokesperson said: "Police are appealing for information following a suspected arson at a farm in Ushaw Moor. The incident took place at around 9.50pm on Sunday, June 2, at Broomhall Farm.

"A brick barn is believed to have been set alight, and the fire was brought under control by colleagues from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. Nobody was injured during the incident.

"Officers investigating the fire are appealing for anybody with any relevant information to contact Durham Police via 101, quoting incident number 472 of June 2."