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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 May 2007, 12:39 GMT 13:39 UK
Probe begins into care home fire
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Firefighters praised the swift response by the emergency services
An investigation into a serious fire in a South Lanarkshire care home will last for several days, according to police.

The probe will try to establish the cause of the blaze, believed to have started in the centre of the building shortly before 0700 BST on Wednesday.

Investigators will also assess the damage to the Douglas View care centre which had a recent safety inspection.

A total of 89 residents and 15 members of staff were helped from the Hamilton-based home during the fire.

Nine were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke.

Two of the care home residents have since been released from Hairmyres Hospital and Lanarkshire Health Board say another five will be released later on Thursday.

Two more residents remain in a stable condition and are receiving hospital treatment.


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