Police treating Annan house fire as 'suspicious'

Emergency services outside the house in Northfield Park Annan Credit: ITV Border

Police say a fire that destroyed a house in Annan is being treated as 'suspicious'.

A BMW car parked in front of the house on Northfield Park was found to be alight at around 12:15am on Monday and the flames then spread to the property.

Three adults and three children - aged 10, four and nine months - were in the house and all escaped without injury.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

"It is quite clear that the occupants of this house had a very lucky escape in this fire which has spread from the car to the house and destroyed both as a result.

Detective Inspector Dean Little at Dumfries

Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.