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Suspicious car fire in Annan

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Investigations are underway to find the cause of what's believed to be a suspicious car fire in Annan.

A red VW Golf was found ablaze at around 2am today in the car park of the Corner House Hotel.

The car was badly damaged and a joint police and fire service investigation is taking place to establish the cause.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in or around the area of the Corner House car park in Annan in the early hours of Thursday 17 July 2015 and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious. They can call us on 101.

"As a result of this fire the car is burnt out inside and is extensively damaged."

– Constable Laurie Irving, Police Scotland in Annan

Man rescued from Hawick flat fire

Two fire crews were called to help. Credit: PA

A man has been rescued from a burning flat on Hawick High Street shortly before the roof collapsed.

Two fire crews were called out to the fire shortly before 10pm on Thursday 9 July.

More crews and a height appliance were called in to assist with the blaze, which was described as "well developed".

The man was treated for smoke inhalation.

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