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'Another minute and we'd have been trapped': Tenant's safety fears after troubled East Kilbride flats are torched

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A traumatised tenant says he is now living in fear after his block of flats were torched in a terrifying early-morning attack.Speaking exclusively to Lanarkshire Live, the tenant told how the top floor of the four-storey building in East Kilbride was engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes, nearly trapping him and his partner inside their home.Luckily the quick-thinking couple were able to crawl out of the property and get the other residents to safety before the fire could spread further.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Fire crews rushed to the scene at Pine Crescent in Greenhills in the early hours of Thursday morning after reports of a blaze in a stairwell.Police are treating the incident as wilful fireraising.The eye witness said: "Myself and my partner were nearly trapped in the blaze.

We had to crawl out of our property because of the flames. In a matter of a couple of minutes it went from nothing to total darkness with all the lights burnt out, windows exploding and flames everywhere."Thankfully it was only ourselves and another resident on the top floor and they were able to alert us to it and it was the furthest point away from the close door - that's the only reason we were able to get everyone out."We spent the next 15 minutes trying to get everyone else out the block including young

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