A fire risk assessment may be needed at a sheltered housing complex in Scotland, after residents had to be evacuated due to a blaze at the facility.
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service's spokeswoman confirmed the fire started in a ground floor flat at Ochilview Court in Armadale, West Lothian.
"On arrival an ambulance was requested to check some of the residents who it was thought may have inhaled smoke from the fire," she said.
Some five fire engines were called to the scene in order to put out the flames at the facility, while around 24 residents were evacuated from the building during the incident, which took place at around 20:40 BST on Sunday (July 3rd).
The Daily Telegraph recently reported that a wildfire close to a nuclear weapons factory in the US had led to thousands of residents in a nearby town being evacuated from their homes due to emergency procedures.
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