Fire destroys rear of Hamilton home, forcing residents to move to temporary accommodation

A fire that ravaged a home in Hamilton over the weekend forced residents to stay in a hotel due to the damage.

The fire took place at the back door and windows of the Whistleberry Crescent property on Saturday July 17.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and used two devices to put out the blaze before making sure the building was secure.



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Fortunately, no one was injured at the Whitehill home, however, three people who lived there were moved to a hotel in East Kilbride while the area was secured.

The photos show extensive damage from the hell that took place shortly after noon on Saturday.



Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the blaze

Two rear downstairs windows appear to have been blown out, while most of the lower half of the building is now black where the fire appears to have burned the outside.

A man, a woman and a teenage girl were transferred to temporary accommodation due to damage to their home.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services said: ‘We were alerted at 12:25 pm on Saturday 17th July of reports of a fire at a house on Whistleberry Crescent in Hamilton.

“Operations control mobilized two devices on the scene to extinguish the fire.

“There were no reported casualties. The crews left after making the area safe.”

Meanwhile, local charity Helping Hands – Hamilton volunteers jumped in to help the family affected by the blaze.

The group began a drive for food, clothing and toiletries after the three people left their homes were left with little supplies the next day.

Pizza Daddy Takeaway in Hamilton agreed to provide hot food for the family on Saturday night. And community members rallied around with donations to support them when needed.

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