Paisley Daily Express
Drone captures footage of car blaze at Braes
Photographer gets shots of ‘deliberate fire’
Dramatic drone footage shows the moment a car went up in flames on the Gleniffer Braes.
Aerial photographer Eoin Graham had planned to film the sunrise but instead managed to capture emergency crews battling the flames in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The drone shots provided a unique bird’s eye view as thick smoke billowed into the dawn sky over Paisley.
Eoin said: “The fire seems to have started sometime around 4am on June 5.
“I had my drone out capturing footage of the sunrise and I noticed some smoke coming from nearby so I used my drone to investigate.”
Police now believe the car was deliberately torched and have launched a full investigation.
A force spokeswoman said: “The car was deliberately set alight within the Gleniffer Braes, Paisley between 4am and 4.45am on Saturday morning.
“Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage but we would urge anyone with information to come forward.
“Did you see the car being driven near to the Gleniffer Braes in the early hours of Saturday morning?
“Please check dash cam footage if you were driving in the area to see if you captured anything which may be significant to our investigation.”
She added: “Setting fire to a motor vehicle in this way is extremely dangerous and in this case had potential to cause a wildfire, particularly during this spell of dry and warm weather.”
It is understood the car may have been reported stolen.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 4.24am on Saturday, June 5 to reports of a car on fire at Sergeant Law Road, Paisley.
“Operations Control mobilised one appliance and firefighters extinguished a fire affecting one vehicle.
“There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”
Express readers with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.