A FIRE broke out within a block of flats sparking an emergency response.

Flames could be seen pouring out of the window of a flat in Witchwood Court, Coatbridge on Tuesday evening.

Local councillor Kirsten Larson shared news of the incident on her Facebook page and said that there did not appear to be anyone injured by the blaze.

Police Scotland confirmed that they were made aware of the fire and that officers provided assistance at the scene.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.