Spate of farm fires

Tadcaster-based loss adjuster, Agrical, is dealing with a spate of farm fire cases.

Mike Collins, Agrical’s chief executive said: “This time of year when the clocks have gone back, the nights are dark and there are still some fireworks being let off, we tend to get a cluster of barn fire cases.

“Some cases are due to the increase in amateur pyrotechnics and the abundance of fireworks which means the odd stray one may land in a straw barn causing havoc.

“However, the vast majority of cases involve the actions of an arsonist.”