Flames and smoke rising from former care home fire in scary video homes evacuated

Firefighters are battling a huge fire at a reported former care home in Dalmuir, Scotland.

The blaze was believed to have started shortly before 10pm on Saturday night (August 7).

Emergency services rushed to the scene, with six firetrucks fighting the flames.

A local resident used their drone to capture the mammoth blaze, which they said used to be a care home.

Michelle Bonner posted her husband’s footage on Twitter at 11.12pm, showing a mixture of smoke, fire, and the flashing blue lights of emergency services.

She tweeted: Our drone footage, old Frank Downie care home Dalmuir.

“Hope everyone next to it is safe.”

Police evacuated people living in the direct vicinity of the fire.

The public were also urged to avoid heading into the area, which is around Ottawa Crescent in Clydebank.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told Clydebank Post: “The emergency services are dealing with a fire in Ottawa Crescent, Clydebank.

“Roads in the area have been closed and residents have been evacuated as a precaution. Avoid the area. Clydemuir Primary School has been opened for anyone evacuated and you should keep windows closed.”

There haven’t been any reported casualties at the site, despite the size of the fire, according to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

It confirmed the building was derelict, but fire crews were still tackling the blaze to stop it from spreading.

A spokesperson told Clydebank Post: “We were alerted at 9.36pm on Saturday, August 6 to reports of a fire affecting a derelict building on Ottawa Crescent, Clydebank.

“Operations Control mobilised six appliances to the scene, where crews remain in attendance as they work to extinguish the fire.

“There are no reported casualties at this time.”