Elderly woman dies after a fire at her home in Lanark

Fire engines were called to house in Broomgate.
Fire engines were called to house in Broomgate.

An 87-year-old woman has died following a fire at her home in Lanark last night.

Emergency services were called to the blaze in a property in Broomgate at about 9.15pm on Saturday.

Three fire engines were sent to the scene and the woman taken to hospital, but died later.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman added: "There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."