CREMATORIUM FIRE: Funeral services diverted to another crematorium while emergency crews worked at the scene

By Democrat reporter

An investigation has been launched after a fire broke out at a crematorium during a funeral.

Three fire crews were called to a blaze in the basement of Linn Crematorium in Glasgow’s Castlemilk area and two members of staff were treated by paramedics following the incident last month.

It’s understood the fire broke out after the casket had been lowered and away from the view of mourners.

Glasgow City Council, which operates the site, said a probe had been launched into the circumstances surrounding the fire, which saw funeral services diverted to another crematorium almost 10 miles away while emergency crews worked at the scene.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: “The fire service was called to deal with an incident at Linn Crematorium and a fire was extinguished.”

 

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