Lennoxtown Flats Extensively Damaged After Fire

25 July 2017, 18:30 | Updated: 25 July 2017, 18:31

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A block of flats in East Dunbartonshire has suffered extensive damage after it was deliberately set ablaze.

Emergency services were called to School Lane in Lennoxtown at about 12.10am on Tuesday after reports of a fire.

All residents from the four properties had to be evacuated and their homes were badly damaged by the flames.

A joint investigation between police and fire services resulted in the incident being treated as wilful.

Detective Inspector David Patrick, from Kirkintilloch CID, said: ''This was a very serious fire and thankfully nobody was injured due to the quick actions of a neighbour who saw what was happening and alerted emergency services.

''Extensive enquiries are under way and we are appealing for anyone who was in the surrounding area in the early hours of this morning, and noticed anyone acting suspiciously, to come forward.''

Anyone with information can contact officers at Kirkintilloch CID via 101 and quote incident number 0044 of July 25 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.