Fire in Barrhead could cost thousands

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FIRE broke out in Barrhead after tyres were set ablaze at a landscape firm at the weekend.

The fire, reckoned to have costs thousands of pounds of damage, started at Albar Landscapes in Auchenback on Sunday night.

Company director Gordon McMurdo, whose firm specialises in turf, claims the blaze must have been started by vandals as “after all, tyres don’t spontaneously combust”.

Mr McMurdo added that the cost would range between £8,000 and £9,000.