Police are appealing for witnesses after a major fire gutted a store in Perth’s St Catherine’s retail park.
Fire crews were called to the B&M store shortly after 2am.
There were initial fears for animals trapped in the neighbouring Pets at Home store, however a police spokesman said they had been saved.
An investigation has now been launched.
Detective Inspector Jennifer Reid said: “Our enquiries into this incident are at an early stage and we are working closely with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the full circumstances.
Huge fire at b&m. Hope everyone and the animals next door at pets at home are okay 😔
Posted by Jenn Macphee on Friday, 23 August 2019
“Around 30 animals have now been evacuated from Pets at Home and the majority of the Retail Park has now reopened.
“I would urge anyone who has information to contact us and would like to thank the businesses at St Catherine’s for their support.”