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Woman dies in Milngavie house fire

  • 6-27-2010

An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Milngavie, near Glasgow.

Irene Young, 93, died after a blaze broke out at her home in Clochbar Avenue just before 1800 BST on Saturday.

Strathclyde Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Meanwhile, 10 people were evacuated after a fire in a five-storey block of flats in North Fort Street in Leith, Edinburgh, on Saturday evening. No-one was hurt.

Fire crews were called out to the five-story block shortly after 1800 BST.

North Fort Street  (Pic by Mark Harding)Residents were removed from the flats and from the block across the road

Residents in adjacent flats were also led to safety, although it is not known how many were moved.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the fourth and fifth floors of the building were affected by the blaze.

She said: "Ten flats were extensively damaged by the fire.

"The adjacent block of eight flats was also evacuated as a precaution."

The fire service said seven engines were in attendance at the blaze at its height.

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