Shortly after 5:30pm the first fire was reported near the Newton Gardens Filling Station on Glasgow Road. Ten square metres of bush land had already been destroyed before fire fighters were able to extinguish the flames.
A second smaller fire was discovered on the verge of Irongray Road shortly before 7pm. the Fire Service believe that both may have been set deliberately and are warning that in the current warm spell more damage could easily have been done as grass fires can quickly get out of hand.
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The family of murdered schoolboy Jordan Watson say getting justice for their son has helped restore their faith in people.
Cumbria Police have welcomed the sentences handed out to three men convicted of killing schoolboy Jordan Watson.
The "kind and caring" schoolboy was just 14 when he was found dead in a cemetery in Carlisle.