Police are treating a fire at Bass Maltings in Sleaford as suspected arson. They have been conducting house to house inquiries as the fire and rescue service continue their investigations.
The Grade II listed buildings have been at the centre of a bitter row between the District Council and Sleaford Town Council for the last five years. The question many are now asking is how will the fire affect plans to invest one hundred million pounds in to the redevelopment of the area, potentially creating a thousand new jobs. Adam Fowler reports.