A huge fire which gutted a Tayside auction house is being treated at “suspicious”.
More than 40 firefighters battled a blaze at Iain M Smith Auctioneers & Valuers, near Perth Aerodrome, just after midnight.
At the height of the blaze, 45 firefighters were in attendance, using eight pumping appliances and one height appliance to battle the flames.
A joint investigation is to be carried out by the fire service and Police Scotland but foul play has not been ruled out as a cause.
A statement from Police Scotland read: “We are appealing for information about a suspicious fire at an auction warehouse at Scone Aerodrome which began around 12.10am today.
“The fire which took hold caused significant damage to the building before it was extinguished, and a joint investigation between Scottish Fire And Rescue Service and Police Scotland is now underway.
“We would like to ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Scone Aerodrome at any point during the evening of Thursday March 8 into Friday March 9 to contact us.
“If you have any information which could assist our investigation, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stopppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is CR/5547/18.”
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