South Scotland

Springfield shed blaze destroys car

Police and fire services have launched an investigation into a suspicious shed fire near Gretna which destroyed a car parked nearby.

The incident happened on Main Street in Springfield at about 0210 BST.

A VW Passat, valued at about £8,000, was destroyed by the fire as well as tools and machinery in the shed valued at more than £1,000.

A police spokesman said damage was also caused to a house nearby, due to the heat given off in the incident.

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