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Shed fire at North West Community Campus could've been 'catastrophic'

North West Community Campus Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are investigating a fire that broke out in the grounds of a new multi million pound school in Dumfries.

The blaze was discovered in the early hours of 22 July in a wooden shed at the North West Community Campus on Alloway Road.

Officers are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage to find the cause of the fire.

The shed was completely destroyed and nearby metal cladding on the campus itself was damaged.

If the flames had taken hold of the main building it could have been 'catastrophic' Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Police

The fire was reported to us around 1:50am this morning and we are treating it as suspicious. We are currently following a positive line of enquiry into the fire, which had it taken hold of the main building could have been catastrophic."

– Constable Chris Kemp

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the fire.

Contact 101 with any information that may help with their enquiries.