13-year-old charged over Peterhead beach blaze

Firefighters attended the blaze near Peterhead golf course last night
Firefighters attended the blaze near Peterhead golf course last night

A 13-year-old has been charged following a blaze near Peterhead golf course.

The fire broke out in the early evening near the golf course end of the Birnie Bridge.

Officers assisted two Scottish Fire & Rescue Service appliances along with a specialist unit and the fire was quickly extinguished.

A 13-year-old boy was subsequently arrested and charged in connection with the incident a short time later, and will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit in due course.

Inspector George Cordiner said: "Thanks to the quick actions of the SFRS the fire was extinguished quickly and the clubhouse was fortunately not at risk."

He added: "It goes without saying that recklessly setting fires is incredibly dangerous – you have no idea how it may develop, especially given the very dry weather we have been experiencing recently.

“What you think is just a bit of fun could very quickly develop into a serious situation putting people and property at risk. It won't be tolerated."

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