9am Briefing: Mum of three killed in fire

A MUM of three was killed in a house fire in Livingston on Saturday.

The blaze engulfed the terraced house, on Ambrose Rise, in Dedridge, in the early hours of the morning.

A 23-year-old woman, named locally as Angela Campbell died at the scene.

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The fire broke out on Saturday around 4.40pm. Fire crews fought the flames for over two hours.

Man fights for life after collision

A MAN was left fighting for his life and another was in a serious condition after a van and two cars were involved in a collision in West Lothian.

The men were airlifted to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while a family of three were taken by ambulance following the collision yesterday.

Another woman, believed to have minor injuries, was taken to Wishaw General, while a vet was called to treat a dog injured in the crash.

Police closed the road following the incident near to Polkemmet Country Park in Whitburn around 3:30pm.

Ten evacuated after flats blaze

TEN people had to be evacuated after a large fire tore through a block of flats in Newhaven.

At least 35 firefighters rushed to tackle the blaze on North Fort Street, which broke out around 6pm on Saturday in the roof of the tenement block.

At least 10 flats were badly damaged.

Investigators are working to identify the cause of the fire.

Gas leak fear at supermarket

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SHOPPERS had to be evacuated after bosses at a city supermarket feared ammonia gas may have leaked into the store from a fridge unit.

Fire crews rushed to Asda's Chesser store to investigate after sprinklers were tripped at around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, closing the store for five hours.

Around 30 staff stood outside as police and fire cordoned off the area while engineers examined the area.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "It was determined that there was no release of gas and that there was a breach in the sprinkler system."