Fire in a rural building in Upcott was started deliberately

A house fire near Bideford is being treated as arson.

Firefighters were called out to a building in a field in Upcott shortly before 7.30pm on Wednesday, May 22.

Three fire crews from Bideford and Appledore were needed to put out the blaze. No-one was in the building at the time.

An investigation confirmed that the fire had been started deliberately, and police have been informed.