Man is critical after house fire

AN investigation has been launched after a man was rescued from a house fire in Bellshill.

The 54-year-old was rushed to Wishaw General following the blaze on Glenmore Avenue around 9.20pm on Monday.

He was kept at the hospital overnight before being transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Tuesday.

As we went to press, his condition was described as ‘critical’.

Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the fire, and anyone with information is urged to call Bellshill Police Office on 01698 202400.

Information can also be reported through Crimestoppers free and confidentially on 0800 555 111.