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Support for those affected by Livingston fire

West Lothian Council is supporting residents affected by a major fire in Craigshill, Livingston.

28 January
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The serious blaze affected flats at 1 to 12 Katherine Street, with tenants in 25 flats owned by Almond Housing Association affected.  A number of council services have been involved in response to the incident.
Nearby Forestbank Community Centre was opened as a place of safety for any residents who did not have alternative accommodation last night, but was not required. 
Staff from the Roads team have Craigshill Road have closed between Victoria Street and Adelaide Street for the rest of the weekend.
The Building Control team have advised of works which would need to be completed to allow some tenants to be able to return to their properties safely. 
Officers from the council's Housing Service are now working with Almond Housing Association to assist their tenants affected by the blaze in securing alternative accommodation for those who will not be able to return to their homes.
There is also a dedicated resource in the Advice Shop to ensure priority is given to affected residents, including crisis grant applications. The Advice Shop can be contacted on 01506 283000.
Anyone affected by the fire who needs additional support as a result should contact the council on 01506 280000 or Almond Housing Association on 01506 439291
Executive councillor for the services for the community George Paul said: "This fire was a major incident, and it's fortunate that no-one was seriously injured as a result.
"The council is working with Almond Housing Association to ensure those affected receive they help they need at this difficult time. 
"Any Katherine Street residents who need support should contact Almond Housing or West Lothian Council on the numbers above."