More than 30 residents had to be evacuated from a sheltered housing complex following a large fire in Lanarkshire.
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue service were called to the incident at the two-storey building in Unitas Court, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, at around 8.15pm on Sunday.
A total of 40 firefighters from Bellshill, Hamilton and Coatbridge tackled the blaze and two residents were rescued by ladder from upper-floor flats.
A fire service spokesman said 31 residents were evacuated and spent the night in temporary accommodation following the blaze at the ground-floor flat.
He added: "Firefighters set about administering trauma care to five residents pending the arrival of the oncoming ambulance and paramedic personnel.
"The residents received precautionary check-ups at the scene by paramedics and two were taken to hospital suffering from cuts and bruises."
The fire started in a ground-floor flat in the complex but a full investigation into the cause will be held jointly with Strathclyde Police.
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