Deliberate fire started

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A FIRE was deliberately started within a communal drying area in Cumbernauld on Sunday, February 3.

The drying area in Tarbolton Road was set alight at around 8.30pm.

A resident could smell smoke coming from the area and contacted the Fire Brigade who on attendance with the police evacuated the building before extinguishing the fire.

Witnesses are urged to contact Cumbernauld Police Office on 01236 503900.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 10-year-old boy has been reported to the Children’s Panel for allegedly setting a fire in a bin cellar in Spruce Road at around 6.15pm on Saturday, February 2.