West Lothian street in lockdown as house fire rages

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a family home in West Lothian this evening.

Three crews were called out to Falside Crescent, Bathgate, to reports of a chip pan fire shortly before 6pm.

Emergency vehicles arrived shortly after 6pm

Emergency vehicles arrived shortly after 6pm

Photographs show the residential street cordoned off and emergency vehicles arriving.

One witness said: "People are either end of the street, it's as if they've been evacuated."

Ambulances were also seen arriving but it was unclear whether anyone was hurt.

A spokesman said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 5.59pm on Monday, May 20 to reports of a fire within a property on Fallside Crescent in Bathgate.

"Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire within the kitchen of a two-storey property.

"Firefighters left the scene at 7.32pm after ensuring the area was made safe."