Cam­bus­lang en­gulfed in smoke after tyre fire

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen over Cam­bus­lang on Sun­day night after a tyre fire.

The blaze hap­pened on West­burn Road shortly after 6pm.

It is believed no-one was hurt in the fire and Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue were able to bring it un­der con­trol. One per­son who spot­ted the smoke was Derec Thomp­son, who was driv­ing on Hamil­ton Road at the time.

He said:“I was driv­ing back from the gym in Blan­tyre and no­ticed a tower of thick black smoke.

“It was hard to tell where it was com­ing from, but as I got closer to Cam­bus­lang I re­alised it was com­ing from some­where nearWest­burn.

“I stopped at Aldi on Hamil­ton Road and as I took a picture of the smoke, two am­bu­lances came zoom­ing past with sirens on.

“Five min­utes later I came out of the shop and the smoke was gone - the fire brigade clearly got it un­der con­trol very quickly.”

A spokes­woman for Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue said two ap­pli­ances had been used to bring the fire un­der con­trol.

They added:“We re­ceived a re­port of a fire at West­burn Road at 6.19pm. Tyres were set alight which caused the fire.”

Fire Derec Thomp­son snapped this picture of the smoke over Cam­bus­lang on Sun­day evening

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