House partially collapses after fire rips through building

Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze in Airdrie shortly after 3am on Saturday.

Blaze: House partially collapsed in Airdrie.
Blaze: House partially collapsed in Airdrie.

A house has partially collapsed after a fire tore through the building overnight.

Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze on Ewart Drive, Airdrie at around 3am on Saturday.

Six appliances were sent to the blaze and a number of special resources were called. 

Residents of eight neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precaution. 

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FIrefighters worked to extinguished the fire but the building suffered a partial collapse as a result.

It is not yet known if anyone has been injured and the cause of the fire is unknown. 

Police and firefighters are still in attendance.

SFRS: “We were alerted at 3.08am on Saturday, 27 June to reports of a dwelling fire

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“Operations control mobilised six appliances and a number of special resources to Ewart Drive in Airdrie.

“Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

“The building has suffered a partial collapse and SFRS remains on the scene.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 3.05am this morning, Saturday, 27 June, 2020, police and emergency services were called to a report of a fire within a detached house in Ewart Drive, Airdrie. 

“They remain at the scene and enquiries are continuing.

“The occupants of eight nearby houses were evacuated at the time as a precaution, however, four have since been allowed to return. 

“The others remain with family and friends.”


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