No link in double fire horror
Police are still probing two fires in Cardross and Helensburgh in the weeks before Christmas.
Inquiries are still ongoing into the blazes at Cardross Inn on December 6 and Killin Cottage guest house on Lomond Street, Helensburgh.
Police confirmed the Helensburgh fire was an act of willful fire-raising but are still investigating the cause of the Cardross Inn fire. A spokeswoman said: “There is no indication at this time that the two fires are linked.”
Emergency services were called to the blaze at Cardoss Inn in the early hours of December 6.
No surrounding premises were affected and luckily no one in the bar was injured.
The inn had been closed for three weeks and due to open its doors on December 14 under the new management of Tommy Murray.
As a result of the blaze, Mr Murray was forced to cancel all reservations over the festive period and the cost of the damage is thought to be tens of thousands of pounds.
The B&B guest house, Killin Cottage, was destroyed after a mother, her two children and two guests were evacuated at 1.25am on December 19.
At the time, Detective Constable David Hardie said: “The family are absolutely devastated.”