Suspicious fire at Kingskettle farm

Police are appealing for help to find the culprots

Police are appealing for help to find the culprots

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Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire at Orkie Miln Farm, Kingskettle.

The incident occurred at around 9.15pm on Monday, October 19, when hay bales were found to be alight.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called in response to the fire, which was in a field close to one of the farm’s buildings.

The blaze was quickly extinguished and found to be suspicious. As a result of these findings, Police Scotland was called and is now investigating.

Police Constable Leisa Metcalfe said: “The circumstances of this fire are suspicious whereby hay bales were ablaze causing damage to the value of a four figure sum.

“The damage to the bales was confined to a field, although a barn occupied by cattle was in close proximity and could easily have spread to that area with devastating results.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have been in this area at this time, or who may have any information regarding this incident, to contact police immediately.

“Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”