Elderly Scottish Resident Passes Away Following Fire in Sheltered Housing Complex

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A 79-year-old woman has perished after a fire tore through an apartment within a sheltered housing facility.

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Emergency teams hurried to Main Street in Barrhead at about 4pm on Thursday, April 25. Several fire engines responded to the scene, and residents were evacuated following the ignition of the fire.

The elderly woman was transported to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for medical attention, but she succumbed to her injuries the next day, according to Glasgow Live.

Images displayed the extent of the damage, with blackened scorch marks across the structure and blown-out windows in one of the upper-level flats.

By Friday afternoon, the affected window had been boarded up, and the front yard was strewn with burnt items taken out from the gutted apartment.

The cause of the fire remains uncertain, but authorities have stated they do not believe it was intentional.

The sheltered accommodation complex, overseen by Barrhead Housing Association, comprises 27 units.

A Police Scotland representative stated: “We were alerted to a fire at a building on Main Street, Barrhead, around 4pm on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

“Emergency services responded, and a 79-year-old woman was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where she died on Friday, April 26, 2024. Her family has been informed.

“Investigations are continuing, but the fire is not considered to be deliberate. A report has been forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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