Tenement fire that left four in hospital 'not suspicious'

22 residents were forced to flee their homes on Deanbrae Street, Uddingston on Wednesday morning.

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Roads have reopened in South Lanarkshire after a tenement fire 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.

Four people were taken to University Hospital Monklands for treatment to smoke-related injuries.

Crews left the scene after ensuring the area had been made safe and Deanbrae Street in Uddingston has fully reopened to the public.

Investigating officers have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire.

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.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area had been made safe.”

A police spokesperson said: “Residents and motorists are advised that Deanbrae Street in Uddingston has fully reopened, following a report of a fire at a property around 9.15am on Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

“Enquiries were carried out and there were no suspicious circumstances.

“We would like to thank the public for their assistance as emergency services worked at the scene.”

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