BANKIES are being encouraged to rally round and help a woman whose home - and everything in it - was destroyed by a fire.

At around 6am this morning, Tuesday, June 25, flames ripped through a ground floor flat on Langfaulds Crescent in Faifley.

The woman who lives within the property is currently believed to be in hospital.

The owner of the Faifley Deli, a neighbour of the woman, is hoping to fundraise to help her get back on track, as everything in her home has been destroyed, and wants to raise as much as possible.

Collections buckets are located in the Faifley Deli for anyone who wishes to make a donation.

Andrew McQuade, whose family lives in the same flats, told the Post: “The poor woman has lost absolutely everything. It’s all lying in the front garden burnt to a crisp. We ‘re trying to get the community together so everybody can try help.

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“My family were woken by the smoke, and were all ready for jumping out the windows.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 5.53am on Tuesday, June 25 to reports of a dwelling fire on Langfaulds Crescent, Clydebank.

“Operations Control mobilised four fire engines to the scene, where crews extinguished a fire within a ground floor flat."