Fire warning after spate of blazes started deliberately

The blazes have been set in the Sanquhar and Kelloholm areas of Dumfries and Galloway over the past few weeks.

Fire warning after spate of blazes started deliberately Police Scotland
Fires: Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information following a spate of deliberate fires in Dumfries and Galloway.

The blazes have been set in the Sanquhar and Kelloholm areas over the past few weeks.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Please be reminded deliberately setting a fire is unacceptable and is a crime.

“The fires have the potential to spread quickly and become out of control – putting people and property at risk. 

“In addition, wildfires are damaging to wildlife and the environment.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.