Police hunt Rutherglen fire-raiser after flats blaze
Detectives are hunting for the person who started a fire in a close and forced residents to be evacuated.
The alarm was raised about 10:35 on Monday on Main Street, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire.
The suspect is also believed to have been responsible for a blaze in the bin shed of a neighbouring block around the same time.
Police Scotland said several residents were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
A joint investigation was carried out into the cause of the fire and it is being treated as suspicious.
Det Sgt Ronnie Douglas said: "Officers have been carrying out inquiries in the area around Main Street, and checking CCTV footage to gather more information on who is responsible.
"We are also looking into a fire set around the same time within the bin shed of a neighbouring block, and believe they are both linked.
"Main Street is a busy thoroughfare, and I would appeal to anyone who witnesses anything suspicious, or who may have any information that will assist our investigation to contact Cambuslang Police Office."