Two shed fires are being treated as suspicious by police.
Fire crews were called to two separate incidents in the Danestone area of the city last night.
Residents were forced to leave their homes in Whitestripes Path due to one blaze, with the shed totally destroyed and a nearby house damaged.
A shed at Whitestripes Drive also suffered minimal damage.
Police investigating the incidents are appealing for anyone with information about the fires, as well as two others, one on December 29 on Laurel Avenue and another on December 31 at around 9.30pm
Pc Rory Saunders said: “Following initial inquiries we are treating these incidents as suspicious and would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.
“Not only will there be financial implications for the victims involved, but it must have also been extremely frightening for those who were asked to leave their homes while the fire service made the area safe.
“In addition to the incidents last night we were also alerted to a shed on fire at Laurel Avenue on Friday December 29 at around 5pm, and another at Brander Place at around 9.30pm on Sunday December 31.
“We are keeping an open mind as to whether these incidents might be linked and would also appeal to anyone with information about them to get in touch.
“Extensive inquiries are ongoing to trace the person, or people, responsible for what happened.
“By being so reckless as to set a fire you have no idea how it will spread and the consequences could be fatal.
“Please contact police on 101 quoting incident numbers 3137 or 3168 of December 2, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”