A blaze at a farm on the outskirts of Carnoustie is being treated as potentially suspicious, it has been confirmed.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said staff are involved in a joint investigation with Police Scotland following the major fire at an outbuilding at Shepherd’s Cottage on West Scryne Farm.
The building lies about two and a half miles from the centre of Carnoustie.
Fire crews from three stations spent five hours tackling the blaze which broke out shortly after 6pm on Saturday.
Two appliances from Arbroath, one from Balmossie and one from the Arbroath Road station in Dundee were mobilised.
They used three main jets to bring the blaze under control. There were no reports of any injuries.
The SFRS spokeswoman confirmed there would be an investigation to establish if the blaze was deliberate.
She added: “Police were required to attend the fire.
“There is the possibility that this is now being treated as a crime scene.
“An investigation is ongoing at the moment involving the SFRS and Police Scotland, to establish the circumstances into how the fire started.”
The flames could be seen for miles with numerous reports and pictures of the fire posted on social media.