Two cars torched as fire rips through vehicles parked in peaceful Scots neighbourhood

Locals have been left shocked after a fire destroyed two cars in a 'peaceful' Glasgow neighbourhood in the early hours of the morning.

Lorn MacDonald spotted black smoke coming from McNeil Street around 4am on Saturday, June 8, after he'd left her home in the Gorbals area.

The hospitality worker turned the corner and saw the street glowing orange with flames spewing out from two cars and dialled 999, Glasgow Live reports.

Emergencservices raced to the scene, after receiving another call about the blaze.

Police are now investigating the fire which left two cars burnt out wrecks and left a third damaged.

Mr MacDonald said: "I came outside and noticed some black smoke rising behind an opposite building. I immediately contacted 999.

"Not knowing exactly where it was from. But it looked bad.

"As I took a walk while on the phone to the emergency service to give them more information I watched the fire engine drive up the street. Someone had already just called them. And they tackled it fairly quickly.

"It was quite ablaze before they got there. It was hard to tell how many cars were actually alight. I then left them to it and went back to bed. I got a shock. It’s such a peaceful neighbourhood. I hope this wasn’t deliberate.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4.10am on Saturday, 8 June, 2024, we attended McNeil Street, Glasgow where three vehicles were on fire.

"The fire was extinguished by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and enquiries will be carried out to establish the cause."

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The call came in at 4.02am at McNeil Street in Glasgow. We had reports of two cars on fire and we did attend. The fire was extinguished and the area secured."

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