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25 July 2017, 12:52
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in West Dunbartonshire.
Police and other emergency services were called to a property in Redburn, Bonhill, Alexandria, at about 12.30am on Tuesday.
A 44-year-old woman was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Renfrewshire, for treatment and an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Police said there have been a number of fire-raising incidents in the area but they are not thought to be linked to the house fire.
Detective Inspector Andy Doherty said: "A woman is critically ill in hospital and extensive enquiries are under way to establish how the fire started, and if there is any criminality involved.
"We are aware of a number of recent wilful fire-raisings in the area, however at this time we do not believe this morning's fire is linked to these other incidents.
"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area between 9.30pm and 12.30am, who noticed anything suspicious, to please get in touch.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Clydebank CID via 101 and quote incident number 0103 of July 25.
"Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.''