Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Annan that they say could have spread to a nearby house.

A wheelie bin appears to have been set alight outside a house in Loreburn Court at around 6am on Wednesday.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the blaze. The bin was destroyed.

Constable Paul Kempsell, at Annan, said: "This was an extremely reckless act and the consequences could have been much more serious had the fire spread to the property."
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Annan police on 101, quoting PDG 0012790118.