A 'HUGE' fire that engulfed two barns in a village near Oxford is being treated as arson, police have confirmed.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at Manor Farm in Forest Hill, about four miles east of Headington, at about 6pm on Sunday.

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Thames Valley Police has since said the fire is 'believed to be arson' and has appealed for anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

Emergency services cordoned off Main Street while they tackled the blaze, while residents living nearby were asked to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution.

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Eyewitnesses reported seeing 'huge' plumes of smoke from the A40, although fire crews were able to get the incident under control by about 7.30pm.

If you have any information, call 101 and quote the reference number 1022 on September 8.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.