One hurt in blaze at depot

Blaze broke out in this yard in Fallside Road, Bothwell
Blaze broke out in this yard in Fallside Road, Bothwell

One person needed treatment for burns after a fire at a transport depot in Bothwell late last night.

Six fire appliances rushed to the RT Keedwell yard in Fallside Road shortly after 10.30.

A huge plume of dark smoke could be seen for miles around and a crowd gathered to watch firefighters tackle the intense blaze.

It’s understood the fire broke out in a stack of pallets. Fortunately, the flames were confined to the yard and the fire didn’t spread to Keedwell buildings or neighbouring premises in the small industrial estate.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were alerted to reports of a fire at an industrial site in Bothwell. Six appliances attended and crews extinguished the fire using high-power hoses.

“One casualty was transferred into the care of paramedics after suffering slight burns. Firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene.”