Historic cottage fire treated as suspicious

Firefighters tackling the blaze Credit: ITV Border

A fire which devastated a historic cottage near Dumfries is now being treated as suspicious.

The fire was discovered at Cruck Cottage in Torthorwald at around 10.55pm on Tuesday 9 January and caused extensive damage to the Grade A listed building.

A joint fire investigation will take place later today. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting PDG 0007240118.