Appeal launched after house goes up in flames in ‘wilful’ fire

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Inverness on Saturday night.

Appeal launched after house goes up in flames in ‘wilful’ fire © Google Maps 2023

Police have launched an investigation into a ‘wilful’ house fire in Inverness.

Emergency services were alerted at around 10.55pm on Saturday when a property was set on fire on Bruce Avenue.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service extinguished the blaze which had been contained within the hallway of the property.

No-one was injured as a result of the fire.

Police are treating the incident as wilful fire-raising.

Detective sergeant Ross Robertson, Inverness CID, said: “Thankfully neighbours saw the fire and emergency services were called before it could spread further into the home.

“The motive for this attack has yet to be established and we are appealing for anyone, who has not yet come forward to police, to get in touch.

“We would also appeal to any passing motorists who may have dashcam footage of the fire or of the timeframe just before.

“Information can be passed to Police Scotland via 101. Please quote reference number 4228 of Saturday, August 27, 2022, when calling.

“Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”