Intense fire at Airdrie takeaway

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Firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the flames from inside the building

SFRS logo on appliance

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews battled a blaze at a takeaway shop in Airdrie.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus went into the two-storey building in Alexander Street to knock down the flames using high pressure jets.

The first of several 999 calls reporting the incident was made around 3:50pm Wednesday, 10 August.

Fire engines scrambled from Coatbridge reached the scene within five minutes and the crews found a well-developed fire had already taken hold in the ground floor.

As they worked to tackle the flames additional crews were sent in support from Bellshill, Cumbernauld and Motherwell.

Firefighters had brought the blaze under control by around 4:45pm.

The building sustained significant damage and SFRS crews remained at the scene to conducted cutting away operations, with a thermal imaging camera in use as they searched for any hidden fire spread within the structure.

No-one was hurt as a result of the incident and the last of the SFRS crews left the scene around 9:30pm.

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