Two arrested after barn fire kills 10 calves

Ten calves were burned alive and 11 others needed veterinary care after a suspected arson attack at a farm in West Midlands.

More than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at White House Farm, in Lutley Lane, Halesowen.

The flames ripped through a large barn which was filled with 300sq ft of hay and livestock.

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Firefighters managed to evacuate 100 cattle and 12 horses.

Twenty-four hours later, fire crews were called to the same farm again to tackle a second barn blaze.

On this occasion, 50 cattle were rescued. The cause of this fire is under investigation.

West Midlands Police said a man, 51, and a 16-year-old teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the first incident.

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