A housing association is “putting every resource” into supporting residents in a retirement complex after a pensioner died following a fire.

A blaze broke out at the flats on Barrhead’s Main Street on Thursday, April 25 with multiple fire engines attending the scene.

It is believed that residents were evacuated from the complex, while firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

A 79-year-old was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment, but police have since confirmed that the woman died the following day, on Friday, April 26.

Lorna Wilson, the chief executive of Barrhead Housing, said: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of a resident following a fire in one of our sheltered housing flats.

“The Barrhead Housing team is liaising with the lady’s family and putting every resource into providing individual support to those who live in the neighbouring properties and reassurance to other residents in the complex.”