Woman escapes Hamilton fire by jumping from window

The blaze started in the roof of a three-storey building in Morgan Street. Picture: TSPL

The blaze started in the roof of a three-storey building in Morgan Street. Picture: TSPL

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A WOMAN has been treated for leg injuries after jumping from a flat window to escape a fire.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in the roof of a three-storey building in Morgan Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, around 3.30am today.

By the time they arrived the woman had already jumped from a window and was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters extinguished the flames with two high pressure jets and a search of the block of flats found everyone accounted for.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Crews were mobilised from Hamilton and Motherwell with the first of four appliances arriving around five minutes later.

“The casualty had exited the building by jumping from a window. She received treatment for leg injuries from ambulance personnel at the scene before being taken to hospital as a precaution.

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus searched the building and confirmed all persons were accounted for, using two high pressure water jets to extinguish the fire.

“Crews conducted salvage operations within the flats and removed loose tiles from the roof of the building before handing the scene over to police around 7:15am.”

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