More fires raise Fern­hill fears

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Two more fires were started in Fern­hill over the week­end.

Rub­bish was set alight be­hind the shops and an­other was against the bound­ary fence of the Cathkin Re­lief Road site on Sun­day night.

The fence was left scorched but there was no ma­jor dam­age.

Ear­lier this month we re­ported con­cerns af­ter a spate of fires in the scheme.

These in­cluded fires on the site of the old Blair­beth Golf Club, Fern­brae Av­enue and a bin shed on Neil­vaig Drive.

Robert Deans, sta­tion man­ager at Cly­desmill Fire Sta­tion in Cam­bus­lang, said:“It’s get­ting close to Bon­fire Night and I would en­cour­age res­i­dents to be ex­tra vig­i­lant. We have an ar­range­ment with the coun­cil to re­port bon­fires and they have a freep­hone num­ber 0800 242024.”

Gor­don MacKay, head of roads and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, in­sisted the fire would not af­fect work on the Cathkin Re­lief Road, which is al­ready be­hind sched­ule.

He said:“A small fire ap­pears to have been lit ad­ja­cent to the ex­te­rior face of the site bound­ary fence.

“This re­sulted in some scorch­ing to the ex­te­rior face of the fence, al­beit the fence it­self re­mains struc­turally sound and se­cure.”

Dam­age Scorch marks on the Cathkin Re­lief Road bound­ary fence

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