Glasgow building site fire treated as deliberate

20 March 2018, 15:11

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Extensive damage has been caused by a deliberate fire at a new housing development in Glasgow.

Police said the bill is expected to run to hundreds of thousands of pounds after the blaze in Wallacewell Quadrant in the Balornock area.

Firefighters and police were called to the scene at about 7.30pm on Monday. No-one was injured but the fire is being treated as wilful.

Detective Constable Gillian Paddon said: "Extensive damage has been caused to the site where new homes were being built for the area and it is absolutely imperative that we trace whoever is responsible for this reckless and dangerous crime.

"I would appeal to anyone who noticed any person or people acting suspiciously in the area of Wallacewell Quadrant yesterday evening to please come forward.

"Anyone with information can contact Shettleston CID via 101, quoting incident number 3491 of March 19. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."