Four in hospital and 22 forced to flee homes amid tenement blaze

Emergency services were called to Deanbrae Street, Uddingston on Wednesday morning.

Four people are in hospital after a tenement fire in South Lanarkshire forced 22 residents to flee their homes.

Emergency services were called to the three-storey terrace on Deanbrae Street, Uddingston, after the alarm was raised on Wednesday at around 8.53am.

Neighbouring flats were evacuated and residents have been given shelter in a local church where representatives from the West of Scotland Housing Association are giving assistance.

Four people were taken to University Hospital Monklands. It is understood that two of these people were transferred as a precaution for smoke-related injuries.

Firefighters remain at the scene and Deanbrae Street is closed at its junctions with Crofthead Street and Watson Street.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

A height appliance at the scene STV News

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 8.53am on Wednesday, June 26 to reports of a dwelling fire at Deanbrae Street, Uddingston.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire appliances and a height appliance where crews extinguished a fire affecting a property on the second floor of a two-storey tenement building.

“Crews safely evacuated 22 people from the building. Four casualties were passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and transferred to University Hospital Monklands.

“We remain at the scene to dampen down any remaining hotspots.”

Park Church in Uddingston posted to social media offering locals a place to go.

A post on its Facebook page read: “The church will be open to anyone impacted by the fire on Deanbrae Street.

“Please don’t be stuck for somewhere to go.

“The side door is open and we have tea and coffee available.”

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