Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman dies in Johnstone flat fire on New Year's Day

A 53-year-old woman died in a fire in a flat in Renfrewshire on New Year's Day.

Fire crews responded to reports of a blaze at Mclaurin Crescent, Johnstone, at about 1645 GMT.

Although four firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes they found the woman inside the property.

A man, aged 52, was also found in the flat, suffering from slight smoke inhalation. He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for observation.

A joint investigation is being carried out by the fire service and Strathclyde Police.