North Devon’s fire fighters have tackled three major field fires over the past few days.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a suspected arson attack set fire to a freshly harvested field behind Sowden Lane in Barnstaple on Friday evening at around 7.30pm.

Fire fighters brought it under control but the same area flared up again on Sunday at around 2pm and took nine hours before the incident was brought to a close.

On Monday at 3pm five fire appliances were sent to Baggy Point near Putsborough to battle a large blaze with several seats of fire across three acres.

Anyone in the Sowden Lane area of Barnstaple on Friday evening who saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident log DCP 20180706 939.

The fire at Baggy Point is still ongoing this evening. If you have any pictures, send them to .