• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Woman dies in flat blaze

A 77-YEAR-OLD woman has died in a fire at a block of flats in East Kilbride.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called to a ground-floor flat yesterday morning.

Neighbours said the occupier was inside the flat in the St Leonards area of the South Lanarkshire town.

Eight other residents from the four-storey block were led to safety and three were treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.

Station commander Jim Anderson, of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, said the crews were "working in thick smoke and extreme heat".

Police said a 77-year-old woman died in the fire. Investigations are ongoing but officers said circumstances surrounding the blaze were not thought to be suspicious.

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

125767