Householders flee from fire

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Two households had to be evacuated after a suspicious fire in West Lothian.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 3.25am yesterday after receiving reports that a wheelie bin had been set alight in Burnbank, Ladywell.

Flames spread to the gas meter of one of the properties and the occupiers of two homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Firefighters managed to contain the fire to the wheelie bin.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.