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.

 ??  ?? Dramatic Drone picture shows firefighte­rs tackling the blaze on the Gleniffer Braes
Dramatic Drone picture shows firefighte­rs tackling the blaze on the Gleniffer Braes

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