Police launch probe after arson is suspected in Hoxne barn fire
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A huge fire which destroyed a barn was deliberately started, police suspect.
Suffolk Constabulary has launched an investigation into the blaze at Hoxne in north Suffolk, where a building on a track off Green Street was set alight.
Firefighters were called to the scene at 10.14pm on Wednesday and dozens of firefighters from Suffolk and Norfolk battled for hours to contain the blaze.
The fire is believed to have been started in several bales of straw.
Nobody was injured and no animals were inside the barn at the time but the building itself, which was 20 metres tall and 20 metres wide, was almost totally destroyed.
Fire engines attended from stations including Diss.
Officers are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the vicinity at the time, or anybody who has any information about it, to contact Suffolk Police on 101 reference 59341/17.