Police launch probe after house goes up in flames in ‘wilful’ fire

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Paisley on Saturday morning.

Police launch probe after house goes up in flames on Tannahill Road in ‘wilful’ fire © Google Maps 2022
Police have launched a probe after a fire on Tannahill Road.

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

Emergency services were alerted at around 1.45am on Saturday when a property was set on fire at Tannahill Road.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and nobody was injured as a result.

Police are treating the incident as wilful fire-raising.

Detective constable Talia Eadie of Paisley CID said: “Enquiries are continuing however at this time we are treating the fire as wilful. 

“It has caused extensive damage to the property.  No one was injured. “

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to identify those people responsible, including reviewing CCTV from the area.

“Anyone with information that may assist our investigation, or who may have been in the area of Tannahill Road who witnessed anything suspicious early on Saturday morning should contact police as soon as possible. 

“I would also ask anyone driving in the area who has dash-cam, or anyone with personal footage to check in case it holds information that may assist us.

“Any details can be passed to police through 101 quoting incident no 0346 of 14 May.  Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0346 of May 14, where anonymity can be maintained.”