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Police probe Gretna house blaze

Police Scotland is investigating a suspicious fire at an empty house in Esk Road, Gretna, which happened sometime just before 1000 hours on Sunday 11 December 2016.

The Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at the house and after extinguishing the fire it became apparent that it appears to have been set deliberately.

The property was only slightly damaged in the fire.

Constable Clare Cavanagh at Gretna said: “While the house was empty and no-one is living there just now this was still a reckless and very stupid act of fire-raising.

“The consequence could have been tragic had the fire taken hold. This act happened in broad daylight and we are appealing for anyone who may have been around in the Esk Road area on Sunday morning get in touch if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

“Anyone wishing to pass on information can call us on the 101 number, or if they want to remain anonymous, then through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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