An early morning fire at a restaurant in Lanarkshire has forced the premises to close this week.
The fire started in the kitchen and bar area of GC Bar and Bistro in downtown Hamilton.
Fire crews rushed to the scene shortly after 5am on Sunday June 12 and put out the inferno before it could spread any further.
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No one was injured in the incident at the Auchingramont Road restaurant.
However, it is understood that the business will remain closed for the foreseeable future while staff work to repair the damage.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told Lanarkshire Live: ‘We were alerted at 5.18am on Sunday June 12 by reports of a fire affecting the premises of a restaurant in Auchingramont Road, Hamilton.
“Operations control immediately mobilized two fire-fighting appliances to the scene and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire.
“Teams left the scene after ensuring the area was secure.”
GC Bar and Bistro told customers yesterday: “The restaurant will be closed until it can be foreseen. A fire has broken out in our kitchen and bar.
“We will keep everyone updated on social media.”
In an update today, they thanked local firefighters for their assistance at the time of the incident and confirmed there were no injuries.
They said: “Yesterday was a crazy day for everyone at GC.
“We want to thank everyone for their kind messages, your support has been overwhelming. Luckily no one was hurt.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Bothwell Fire and Rescue team for their quick response and for stopping the fire from spreading further.
“We hope to see you again soon after the reconstruction.”
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