House fire in Stoneykirk

Carelessly discarded smoking materials have been blamed for a house fire in Stoneykirk this weekend.

Fire crews from both Stranraer and Newton Stewart were called to the house at around 8.50am on Saturday after a bedroom caught light. Six officers wearing breathing apparatus doused the flames, and avoided the flames from spreading.

No one was injured but the house was heat, smoke and water damaged as a result.