Blaze at site of new OLSP
Investigators are probing a fire at the building site of a multi-million pound school in Dumbarton.
A diesel generator was discovered ablaze at Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School in Bellsmyre on Friday.
Two fire engines raced to Howatshaws Road at around 7.22am.
Jim Devaney, station manager at Clydebank Fire Station, said the cause of the blaze was yet to be established and added: “The generator was well alight. “There was no other damage caused other than to the generator but the extent of the damage caused to it is yet to be established.”
It was a busy weekend for the fire service, who also dealt with two separate incidents in Bonhill at the same location.
It is understood a group of youths stole a wheelie bin, pallets and a fridge from the garden of a property in Redburn before dragging them to the nearby underpass and setting them alight.
The fire service were called out at 9.12pm on Friday to extinguish the wheelie bin and called again at 6.38am the next morning to find the fridge alight.
Damian Hinds is faced calls to visit the Vale of Leven and make the journey to the Dumbarton office — which is where the services will be transferred to — on public transport.
Dumbarton MSP Jackie Baillie invited the Tory politician to the town, warning that unreliable and overpriced public transport connections between Dumbarton and Alexandria would lead to an increase in sanctions and force added costs on unemployed and disabled people in the Vale.
Speaking in a debate against the Job Centre closure at the Scottish Parliament this week, she said: “The Tories used to tell unemployed people to get on their bike to find a job.
“In Alexandria they might not have a choice because the public