22.1.17 Langbank house fire was ‘targeted’ attack


 A Langbank family were the victims of a ‘targeted’ arson attack police have said.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for help from the public after the house in Dennistoun Road was torched. The Tele reported that following a joint police and fire investigation, the act was deliberate.

The family, which includes two young boys, were lucky to escape when their house ‘exploded’ at around 10.40pm. 

The family were moved to a nearby hotel after managing to flee the burning inferno. Their next door neighbours also had to be evacuated and stay elsewhere for fear that the fire would spread.

Four fire engines tackled the blaze at late on Sunday after they received around 20 calls. 

A team of officers were out in force in Langbank making door to door inquiries. 



Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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