Two suspicious fires in Wigtown

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Police Scotland is investigating two suspicious fires in Wigtown over the past few days. Sometime between Thursday 20 and Monday 24 October a Wendy House, part of a fence and a tarpaulin were all damaged by a fire which appears to have been deliberately set in the garden of a house in Beddie Crescent in Wigtown. All the property was damaged although not destroyed as a result and the fire seems to have burnt out.

In another incident a bug hut in the garden of a house in Church Lane in Wigtown was totally destroyed, again as the result of a fire which appears to have been set deliberately. The fire was discovered at 3am on Tuesday 25 October.

Constable Andrew Osborne at Newton Stewart said: “This appears to be a worrying trend and it is very lucky neither of these fires have spread to other properties. I would appeal to anyone who has any knowledge to call us on the 101 number.”