Two teenagers have been charged following a spate of grass fires in Dumfries and Galloway.
The deliberate blazes occurred in Lincluden, Dumfries, last Monday.
On Sunday, Police Scotland confirmed that two youths – aged 15 and 16 – had been “identified, traced and charged in relation to the fires” following enquiries by the Dumfries Community Policing Unit.
A spokesperson from SFRS Dumfries & Galloway said: “Deliberate fire-setting is not only criminal and destructive for communities, it’s dangerous for firefighters and others who have to respond.”
Meanwhile, police are still investigating a series of deliberate fires in the Sanquhar and Kelloholm areas within the region over the past few weeks.
A force 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.”
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