Tag: fire

Priestfield Street Fire

The morning of Thursday 14th November was a cold one and as a Main Street resident scraped ice off her car, she noticed somebody deliberately setting fire to a nearby fence. As she looked down Priestfield Street, High Blantyre around 6.40am, a young person was attempting to set fire to a resident’s wooden fence at […]

Hunthill Road – Car Set on Fire

A man living at Hunthill Road had his car set on fire by lowlifes last night. Around 01:54 during the early hours of Monday 21 October 2019, two men approached a parked care and without any provoking, set it on fire. The owner told us, “Luckily we have the men on our CCTV and also […]

Blaze at Timber Houses

There was some drama at the Timber Houses last night, just after midnight when a works compound caught fire. The blaze happened in the early hours of Sunday 14 July 2019 at the works site near Birdsfield Drive. Emergency Services responded and firefighters had the blaze put out by 12:50. An investigation is underway to […]

Compassionate Moment

As the weekend draws to a close, we can’t help but think of the families and businesses affected by yesterday’s fire on Main Street, High Blantyre. We hope sincerely insurance claims are settled fast permitting rebuilding as soon as possible. There was however, one little worthwhile moment in that drama that we’d like to share. […]

Tenement Fire, High Blantyre

Main Street, High Blantyre A tenement is on fire in High Blantyre’s Main Street. Shortly before 10am this morning, Saturday 06 July 2019 the shops on the lower floor at ‘Kathy’s’ and ‘Snips Hairdressers’ could smell smoke coming from the flats above. Emergency services have been called with firefighters now on the scene. Main Street […]

Kids Playhouse Burned down

Staff at Blantyre’s Calderside Nursery School were shocked and angry to discover that vandals had broken into the grounds and burned down the kids playhouse. The discovery was made this morning, Thursday 4th July 2019 at Boswell Drive. The children had made the fun house out of donated wooden pallets and integrated them with other […]

Mercedes Fire

At around 2.15am in the early hours of Tuesday 25th June 2019, a white Mercedes B Class vehicle was discovered ablaze, just off Blantyre Ferme Road. The fire was on Greyfriars Road next to Haughhead Bridge. Fire services extinguished the fire and thankfully nobody was around. It is known the vehicle was deliberately set on […]

Burnbank Flats Fire

A serious fire engulfed flats in Burnbank earlier today Monday 17 June 2019. As alert was raised, smoke was seen billowing out windows which quickly spread to other parts of the building. As flames grew in one part of the building, council workers managed to get ladders and bravely rescued trapped residents, safely getting them […]