Woman, 79, dies and two seriously injured in house blaze

Emergency services were called to the fire at around 6am on Friday morning.

Cumbernauld pensioner dies and two left seriously injured following early morning blaze in Glen Fyne Road, Craigmarloch Google Maps

A 79-year-old woman has died and two men have been left seriously injured following a house fire in North Lanarkshire on Friday.

Police were called to the blaze which happened in Glen Fyne Road in the Craigmarloch area of Cumbernauld at about 6am on Friday.

Emergency services attended and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the two men, aged 82 and 50, were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

The road was closed and the public was advised to avoid the area.

An investigation has now begun to determine the cause of the fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it sent six fire appliances and an aerial height appliance to the scene.

A police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”