13-year-old charged over Peterhead beach blaze

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

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 9:54 am
Updated Thursday, 5th July 2018, 12:43 pm
Firefighters attended the blaze near Peterhead golf course last night

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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