Fire at­tacks in flats may be linked, of­fi­cers be­lieve

The Herald - - NEWS -

PO­LICE in Aberdeen be­lieve two fires set de­lib­er­ately early yes­ter­day are con­nected.

The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice and Po­lice Scot­land re­ceived re­ports of a small fire on the land­ing of a block of flats at North An­der­son Drive at about 1.20am. Emer­gency ser­vices were alerted to an­other fire 10 min­utes later on the land­ing of a block of flats at Mid­stocket View. No in­juries were re­ported from ei­ther in­ci­dent.

In­spec­tor Jon Mil­lar said: “In­quiries are at an early stage, how­ever we be­lieve these in­ci­dents are linked and I would ap­peal for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact po­lice.

“Thank­fully, no-one was in­jured and ev­ery­one ac­counted for. How­ever I can’t stress enough the dan­gers of start­ing fires within res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties, you don’t know how the sit­u­a­tion will de­velop.

“It goes with­out say­ing that the con­se­quences of such reck­less be­hav­iour could have fa­tal con­se­quences.”

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