Woman, 87, dies in Lanark house fire

A woman has died following a house fire in Lanark, police have said.

Fire services were called out to the house in Lanark. Picture: John Devlin

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The emergency services were called to the blaze at a home on Broomgate shortly after 9pm on Saturday.

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Three fire engines were sent to the scene and a 87-year-old woman was taken to hospital.

Police said the woman died later.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 9.15pm, police were called to a report of a fire within a house on Broomgate, Lanark.

“Emergency services attended and an 87-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she later died.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”