Fire brigade called out to local beauty spot

Fire engines rushed to a local beauty spot last Thursday (July 22) amidst reports that a blaze had started in a location which traditionally draws large crowds in better weather.

Smoke could clearly be seen rising from Cumbernauld Community Park – and firefighters were quickly called in to tackle it.A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 9.27pm last Thursday to reports of a fire in the open at Balloch Road, “Operations Control mobilised one appliance to the scene and firefighters extinguished a grass fire. Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe and there were no reported casualties.”

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Police could not confirm suggestions that the blaze was started on purpose.