TWO people have sadly passed away following a serious fire which had taken hold within a hotel near Alexandria, Loch Lomond.
At its height more than 40 firefighters and 12 appliances were mobilised to the scene at Cameron House after the alarm was raised at 6.41am on Monday, December 18.
Firefighters worked in difficult conditions while wearing breathing apparatus and used high powered hoses to tackle the flames.
David McGown is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Assistant Chief Officer and incident commander.
He said: “Our deepest condolences are with everyone who has been affected by this morning’s tragic events.
“This is deeply distressing news for everyone involved, and our thoughts are with the friends and families of the two individuals who have passed away.
“Our firefighters worked quickly and professionally in extremely difficult circumstances to bring this fire under control and prevent further fire spread - their response has been outstanding and they must be commended for their actions.
“The fire has now been brought under control however we will remain on scene for some time, and our priority now is ensuring that the area is made safe.”