A WAYWARD Chinese lantern has sparked a roof blaze in Kirkintilloch.
Startled onlookers alerted the emergency services following the incident at a house in Loch Road.
Two fire engines raced to the scene.
There was structural damage to the roof of the house, but no other properties were affected. No-one was injured.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue has reminded members of the public that Chinese lanterns should not be set off anywhere near buildings.