Golf course fires treated as deliberate as police launch investigation

Police and fire crews believe the series of blazes on the Burnside Course were ignited deliberately.

Carnoustie Golf Links fires treated as deliberate as police launch investigation SNS Group

Police are treating a series of fires which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a historic Scottish golf course over three days as deliberate.

Officers and teams from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) believe the small-scale blazes on the Burnside Course at Carnoustie Links were ignited on purpose.

Emergency crews were called out on four occasions between Tuesday, November 8 and Saturday, November 12 to deal with the incidents.

Bushes and shrubs were destroyed while parts of the course were damaged during each of the fires.

Officers say they are now investigating alongside SFRS colleagues.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We are currently investigating a series of deliberate fires started in and around the Burnside Course at the Carnoustie Golf Links.

“Our colleagues at Scottish Fire & Rescue Service have attended at four fires which appear to have been started deliberately.

“We would like to emphasise how dangerous these acts have been, as fires can take hold and spread extremely quickly.

“If you have any information that could assist us, particularly if anyone in your household has been out on these nights and came home smelling of smoke or accelerant, please call or speak to any police officer.

“Information can also be given anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is incident 3694 of November 12”.

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