Deliberate fires in parts of Glasgow have increased significantly this spring and early summer compared to last year.
Official figures for the city’s northeast show that the number of “intentional arson” has increased by 40%.
Between April and June, 387 deliberate fires broke out. Council Wards that make up the North East Partnership Area in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Report.
The highest numbers were in the North East Ward, which included Black Hill, Craigand, Garthamlock, Provenance Hall and Easter House, where 146 fires broke out.
There were 78 in Springburn and Robertson, and 48 in the East Center, including Carthage, Redry, Crane Hill, Springbog and Barlanark.
There were 38 in Calton, 36 in Shettelston, 26 in Denston and 15 in Balliston.
The total of 387 increased by 40% in the same period in 2020.
In June, the Glasgow Times reported that a series of vehicles were set on fire, including in Craigand and Garthamlock, with five incidents in three days.
Police said at the time that the attacks could be linked.
Three vehicles were deliberately set on fire outside a block of flats on Porchester Street near Tetter Shawl Road in the Craigand area.
On the morning of June 22, locals heard separate explosions before the cars caught fire.
The report also shows that the number of unintentional fires has decreased.
The number of home fires has decreased in three months compared to last year.
49 Accidental house fires, 17% less.
Despite a three-month decline, the fire service said there has been an overall increase in the incidence of covetous epidemics and accidental home fires during lockdowns since March 2020.
The report states: “There has been a slight decrease in accidental home fires during the quarter, although domestic fires have increased during the current Cove 19 epidemic.
“This is most likely the result of a change in attitudes and routines associated with people living in the home. A high percentage, about 50% of fires do not require firefighting, cooking equipment is the primary source of ignition.” Is the source.
“This is an area where we advise on safe practices at home and promote them through our Post Domestic Incident Response, Home Fire Safety Visits and community engagements.
“The satisfying part is that for 77% of incidents, alarms have been raised, we will continue to detect where needed during our responses or home visits.”