3 Escape Deliberate Fire In Bathgate

2 April 2017, 10:04 | Updated: 2 April 2017, 10:06

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a deliberate fireraising incident at a house in West Lothian.

Three people managed to escape the fire when a plastic garden shed was deliberately set alight outside a house in Boghall, Bathgate.

The fire broke out at around 11.15pm on Friday night in Limefield Crescent.

It spread to the house and two men aged 32 and 29 and a 37-year-old woman managed to escape and call the emergency services.

Detective Constable Craig O'Mara, of Livingston CID, said: "Thankfully none of the people in the house were injured but the fire has caused significant damage to the house as well as the shed in the garden.

"At this stage the motive has still to be established.

"Limefield Crescent is a residential area and although at this time of night there may not have been people out in the street, it is quite possible people in the houses around the area may have seen something out of the ordinary, someone they didn't recognise hanging about or indeed who started the fire.''