Calderside Woodland Fire

A large grass fire has decimated an extensive area of woodland and fields between Blantyre and East Kilbride.

Firefighters had to tackle the blaze near Calderside Road yesterday afternoon, evening and this morning.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that they received a call yesterday, Saturday 3rd June 2023 around 3.45pm and four firetrucks were called out, working late to extinguish the flames. They were later joined by Police Scotland who assisted with the incident.

Local people were warned not to open windows to prevent smoke from entering their homes. The blaze this afternoon, a full day later appeared to be under control.

There are no reported injuries.


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