Residents were evacuated after fire broke out at a block of flats in Motherwell on Friday afternoon.
The alarm was raised when smoke was spotted pouring from the second floor flat in McClurg Court around four o’clock.
Firefighters raced to the scene and soon had the flames under control. Neighbours had to leave their flats, but there were no casualties and the fire didn’t spread to other homes.
Outside residents said the flat involved was unoccupied and one man said: “We suspect this was a deliberate fire.”