Fire probe after park pavilion set alight with several people inside

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Moray on Sunday afternoon.

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A fire was started in a pavilion in St Rufus Park, Keith on Sunday afternoon.

Police have launched an investigation after a park pavilion was set on fire in Moray.

Emergency services were alerted at around 4pm on Sunday when the blaze was started in the toilet of the building, in St Rufus Park, Seafield Avenue, Keith.

Officers say there were several people inside the pavilion at the time.

The fire was quickly extinguished by fire crews, and officers have confirmed nobody was injured as a result.

Police are treating the incident as wilful fire-raising.

Constable Carla Breen said: “I’m appealing to anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact Keith Police Office through 101 quoting reference 2350 of January 23, 2022.”