COPS are on the hunt for a firebug who torched rubbish in a skip next to a Renfrewshire store. 

Fire crews rushed to the car park outside Halfords, in Hamilton Road, Paisley, when the alarm was raised the early hours of this morning. 

The blaze was extinguished at around 3.14am and Scottish Fire and Rescue chiefs made sure the area was safe before leaving. 

Police have now launched a probe and are treating the incident as a wilful fireraising. 

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 2.27am on Tuesday, April 7 to reports of a fire outside a business premises on Hamilton Street, Paisley. 

"One fire appliances was mobilised to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire involving two external refuse containers. 

"There were no casualties, and the appliance left at 3.14am." 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101. 


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