Body discovered after blaze partially destroys Airdrie home

A body has been discovered after a fire partially destroyed a house in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a fire in a detached house in Ewart Drive at around 3:05am on Saturday.

Police said a body has been discovered following the fire.

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The blaze is not currently being treated as suspicious.

A body has been discovered after a fire partially destroyed a house in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.
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Formal identification of the person who died has yet to take place.

Detective Sergeant Mark Nelson, from Coatbridge CID, said: “A joint investigation with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to establish the cause of the fire is still ongoing.

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“At this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

“Emergency services are also continuing efforts to ensure the safety of the damaged house and the surrounding properties.”

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service mobilised six appliances and a number of specialist resources to extinguish the fire.

A spokesman said the building suffered a partial collapse.

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Eight nearby houses were evacuated at the time as a precaution.

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