Billingshurst barn fire being treated as ‘deliberate’

West Sussex fire crews sent to large haystack fire in Tangmere

A police investigation is underway following a fire which destroyed a barn in Billingshurst this morning (Wednesday, 12).

Officers said the blaze at Roundstreet Common in Loxwood is being treated as ‘a deliberate ignition’.

Firefighters from Bognor, Billingshurst, Horsham and Petworth were called out shortly before 4:45am.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, who was assisted by Sussex Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said the barn was ‘completely destroyed’.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area is asked to report it here, or call police on 101 quoting reference number 157 of 12/06.