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Leona Greenan & Holly Lennon

Blantyre man dies after being pulled from horror building fire

A man has died after a fire broke out at a house in Blantyre.

Emergency services were called to Iona Path following reports of a blaze around 6pm on Saturday evening.

Three fire engines and an ambulance raced to the scene and a 44-year-old man was recovered from the ground floor of the property. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, reports Lanarkshire Live.

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Area Commander Jim Quinn said: " We were alerted at 5.47pm on Saturday to reports of a dwelling fire on Iona Path, Blantyre.

“We mobilised three fire appliances to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire affecting the ground floor of the property.

“Firefighters located and removed one male from inside the property who was treated by our crews and the Scottish Ambulance Service, however, he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with his family and the wider community at this time and a joint fire investigation alongside our Police Scotland colleagues is now underway."

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We received a report of a fire at a property on Iona Path, Blantyre, around 6.45pm on Saturday (February 18).

“Emergency services attended, and a 44-year-old-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The blaze was extinguished by the SFRS. A joint investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.”

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

"Information can also be legft anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."


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