Suspected Arsonist Damages Crop

Chatham-Kent police are searching for suspects in a pair of arsons.

According to police somebody set fire to bales of straw at farms on Union Line and Claymore Line Friday afternoon.

The fires were set within a half hour of each other.

According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs the price of straw has seen a sharp increase this year. The total cost of the losses is pegged at more than $15,000.