One of Scotland’s most senior firefighters has urged people not to set deliberate fires.
Crews attend around 12,000 deliberate fires every year – putting lives at risk.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) carries out a range of preventative and educational measures to stop people committing the crime.
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SFRS head of investigation David Dourley said: “Deliberate fire-setting is antisocial behaviour and must be treated as such. Fire incidents blot the landscape and impact on communities.
“It’s not a nice place for people to live and work when they have burnt fire debris and areas left destroyed by unwanted behaviour.
“Antisocial behaviour is not acceptable in modern-day society.
“I would urge anyone with concerns to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”