Torched refuse could cause major incident in Cumbernauld area

Two appliances rushed to Glenacre Road around 1pm on Saturday, November 17, after rubbish was set alight in a parking bay. Two houses had to be evacuated.

Abronhill’s Spruce Road was the scene of a similar incident the following day, November 18, when a bin shed was found alight after 7am.

Croy’s Constarry Road was also the scene of a blaze involving four appliances when a hut for workmen was set alight at 6.15pm on Thursday, November 22.

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Fire crews are warning that the consequences could easily be fatal if the fires spread – and that these smaller blazes are taking valuable resources away from a bigger incident.

Anyone with information relating to these incidents is asked to contact Cumbernauld Police on 503900.