Feeling slightly concerned this evening, as the presence of flashing blue lights in the street alerted me to the presence of two fire engines which disgorged numerous firefighters, some of whom donned breathing apparatus and entered the common close across from my house. A few minutes later and a knock on the door proved to be a police officer who was doing the rounds asking if anything suspicious, like arguments etc, had been observed or heard this evening.
Apparently someone set a small fire against the door of a flat opposite. Arson as it's known in England and Wales, Wilful Fireraising here in Scotland. I haven't heard anything this evening, but sure as hell I'll be listening from now on!
No one injured, thankfully.