Suspected arson attack

Eighty people had to leave their homes last night, October 31, after a suspected arson attack ruptured a gas pipe.

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Suspected arson attack leads to homes being evacuated

Police say there could have been deaths or injuries after a gas pipe ruptured in a suspected arson attack. Eighty people had to leave their homes during the fire outside flats in Dumfries last night, October 31.

Residents spent a number of hours at a local community centre before being allowed home. Police have condemned the sheer stupidity of the vandals who set fire to some wheelie bins.

Matthew Taylor reports.

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