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Man detained after three suspicious Dunblane fires

Fire scene at Station Road
Image caption A property on Station Road was damaged by fire

A man has been detained by police after three suspicious fires broke out in Dunblane.

The fires, which started between 02:30 and 04:00, were in George Street, Stirling Road and Station Road.

A number of occupants had to be evacuated from the affected properties but no one was injured.

Firefighters from Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Stirling were sent to deal with the fires, which were all extinguished.

A police spokesman said: "Police Scotland is investigating, in conjunction with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, three suspicious fires at addresses in Dunblane.

"The incidents happened between 2.30am and 4am on Saturday.

"The occupants of some of the affected properties had to be evacuated, however nobody was injured. A male has currently been detained."

Image caption Police sealed off an area around the post office on Stirling Road

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