The death toll in wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned of worsening weather conditions to come.
A burned out car found in Whitfield could have been stolen and torched deliberately, a former firefighter has claimed.
Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes on Thursday as hot weather and dry winds fed flames and incited fear in a state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the past two years.
Firefighters tackled blazes at two Tayside primary schools over the weekend.
Police have warned people of the dangers of entering a hospital on the outskirts of Dundee, which has been targeted by fire-raisers.
A proactive campaign in Dundee neighbourhoods has cut the number of wilful fireraisings.
The number of deliberate fires in Dundee rose by more than 70% in the three months between April-June, new figures have shown.
Police are appealing for information about a series of 'suspicious' vehicle fires in the early hours of this morning in Dundee.
Cases of deliberate fire-raising in Tayside and Fife have increased by almost 20% in the past three years.
Firefighters have spent the equivalent of nearly a day and a half handling call-outs at the old Strathmartine Hospital in the past five years.
House fires in Perth and Kinross are at a four-year low.
A Dundee woman says she “has never been so terrified” after yobs turned her hedge into a 17ft burning inferno.
Community leaders have slammed the “mindless vandals” they claim are deliberately setting fire to wheelie bins in their neighbourhood.
Vandals have caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to play equipment in a park after setting fire to a wheelie bin.
Fire chiefs have promised a zero tolerance approach to anyone who deliberately starts blazes as they prepare to deal with one of the busiest times of the year.
Police Scotland is appealing for information into deliberate fire-raising by a group of youths.
Two youths, aged 14 and 15, have been charged with wilful fireraising after incidents in the Whitfield and Fintry areas of Dundee.
The number of deliberate blazes which have been started in Dundee’s north east has risen to its highest level in five years.
A Dundee farmer has warned of the dangers of fireraising after he fought three blazes on his land in five days.
Taxpayers forked out £1m to pay for 500 “deliberate” fires in Dundee last year.