South Scotland

Dumfries house fire starter given probation

A Dumfries woman has been put on probation for two years after she admitted starting a house fire that put two people in danger.

At Dumfries Sheriff Court, Alison McKie, 31, of Annan Road, was told that a repeat offence would result in a substantial jail term.

She admitted starting the fire at a house in Gladstone Road to the danger of its occupants last July.

Two women escaped through a window when the only door was set alight.

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