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Fire crews tackle three blazes across Scotland

Main Street fire
Image caption A takeaway, a hairdresser/boutique were affected

Firefighters have been tackling two blazes in South Lanarkshire and one in Stirling.

Smoke was seen coming from shops in Main Street, Blantyre, from just before 10:00.

The fire appeared to affect a takeaway, a hairdresser/boutique and two flats above.

A total of nine appliances were sent to the scene over the course of the operation. No one is believed to have been hurt.

Shortly afterwards, crews were called to an Indian restaurant in Stirling in a separate incident.

The alarm was raised at about 11:51 at a property in King Street.

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Image caption A fire broke out at a restaurant in King Street

The fire service said it had sent four appliances and the fire was put out by 13:32. There were no casualties.

Later, at 15:05, fire services in Lanarkshire were again called to a fire in Gateside Street in Hamilton.

The blaze was at an Indian takeaway and three appliances were dispatched.

The incidents followed the death of a man in Falkirk after an early-morning fire at a block of flats.

The blaze took hold at about 04:30 at a property in David's Loan in the Bainsford area of the town.

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